They say if you can remember the 1960s you weren’t there….
The Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Sorcerer is different to other productions – it is set in 1969!
Alexis and Aline are about to be wed but Alexis cannot understand why the rest of the people in his village aren’t in love as much as he is. His wish is to have everyone, no matter their age, class, rank or background, to feel the same way he does. Therefore, Alexis hires a mysterious Sorcerer to give a love potion to the unsuspecting folk of the village.
However, as you can probably guess, things don’t quite go to plan and the village is plunged into chaos with a series of comically ill-matched couplings.
This re-telling of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic tale fully embraces the essence of the 1960s with all the tie-dye, flower power and hippie madness that comes with it. Not that I’m old enough to remember that time, of course…
The Sorcerer has been performed multiple times in EUSOG’s history but this year’s colourful reimagining of the classic operetta is sure to keep the audience at the very edge of their seats.
The show will run in Pleasance Theatre from Tuesday 27th March to Saturday 31st March at 7.30pm and will include a Saturday matinee performance at 2.30pm.