Gilbert and Sullivan – The Sorcerer

Charles Court Opera presents

Gilbert and Sullivan – The Sorcerer

Sun 18 Aug 8pm Two Sisters’ Theatre

Standard Ticket £31.70

Friends Ticket £28.70

All Ticket Prices Below

Festival favourites Charles Court Opera make a welcome return with their brand-new production of the first full length G&S opera.

This is the first time CCO have mounted The Sorcerer. It is a long awaited and highly anticipated show, that promises to be a fantastic, funny and magical occasion.

It will be directed by one of the UK’s G&S specialists, and a friendly face at the festival, John Savournin, musically directed by CCO’s musical director, David Eaton, and the cast will feature some of their finest performers.

This show is not to miss, so book early!

Premiered at London’s Opera Comique on 7 Nov 1877 with an initial run of 178 performances. The Sorcerer is historically significant in setting a pattern and style that made the succeeding operas so successful. Gilbert’s control over the acting company and his firm insistence on disciplined teamwork were innovations that were then badly needed in British theatre at the time. He also employed star performers including George Grossmith, Rutland Barrington, and Richard Temple. These performers stayed with the company for many years, and Gilbert and Sullivan wrote many roles specifically to suit their talents.

The Sorcerer’s plot revolves around an engaged couple who want everyone to be as happy as they are. So the groom-to-be brings in a ‘family sorcerer’ to administer a love potion to the entire village. As you might expect, the love potion works, but everyone falls in love with the wrong partner. All is made right in the end, however, as The Sorcerer breaks the spell by the expedient of giving himself up to the powers of evil in an appropriate puff of smoke.

Allocated Covered Seating£31.70
Festival Friends & Hever Castle, Hever Golf and Wellbeing Club Members £28.70
*Groups, over 20 tickets £28.70
Joint Theatre and Castle Garden entryAdult £46.40
Child £40.90

Two Sisters’ Theatre

Our main theatre, located on the glorious Two Sisters’ Lawn has allocated, covered seating. Lawn areas where you can bring your own seats, beanbags, rugs etc. are available for selected performances only.

Please check our access page for further information.

The Theatre Bar will be open on the theatre lawn before the show and during the interval for hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, ice cream and snacks.

Freshly made crêpes will also be available. Savoury and sweet options, before evening shows only. Here is the menu.

Pre-Theatre suppers in the Guthrie Pavilion are available before this performance. 
Here is the menu.
Please book your theatre tickets first, then follow this link to reserve your table.

Bookings start from 6pm, we recommend arriving at least an hour before the performance starts so you don’t have to rush your meal.

PLEASE NOTE: You have made a table reservation only, you may be asked to pre-order by the catering team in advance of the date and all meals and drinks are to be paid for on the night.