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“The Sorcerer” by Gilbert and Sullivan

Swaffham Bulbeck Summer Theatre proudly presents "The Sorcerer" by Gilbert and Sullivan. Enjoy a summer's evening of musical theatre in the beautiful surroundings of "Theatre in a Barn".

  • 14th June 2023 - 17th June 2023
  • 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

‘The Sorcerer’

by W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan

Wednesday 14th – Saturday 17th June 2023

Evening performances at 7.30pm and a Saturday matinée at 2.30pm

Doors open 45 mins before each performance


‘Theatre in a Barn’, Downing Farm,

Station Road, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridge CB25 0NW


Ticket prices Wednesday £9 Thursday £10, Friday and Saturday £12, matinée £8,

via our website www.sbsummertheatre.com; e-mail sbst.tickets@gmail.com

or call 07708 577570


On-site parking; facilities for wheelchair users; licensed bar


The Sorcerer tells the story of what happens when a young man, Alexis, (himself betrothed to Aline), decides that love should be able to overcome all Victorian-era class and rank distinctions.  To that end, he engages John Wellington Wells, from a distinguished firm of Sorcerers, to brew a love potion that – once served in the guise of a pot of tea during the wedding feast – will cause the villagers to fall in love with the next person they see. The resultant comic mis-matching of couples creates havoc; and it is only by a dramatic intervention that the spell may be broken and order restored.

A rare chance to see the first Savoy opera to showcase all the range of characters and songs that were to become Gilbert and Sullivan’s hallmark.

We look forward to seeing you there !


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  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • On site parking

Accessibility Facilities

  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Wheel chair accessible

Did you know?

University of Cambridge celebrated its 800th anniversary in 2009.