Gilbert and Sullivan classic set for South Yorkshire stage

Opera della Luna return to the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield with a brand new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s first big hit, The Sorcerer from Tuesday 7 – Wednesday 8 June 2011.

Opera della Luna’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s first success moves the story from its quaint Victorian setting to sleepy rural Britain in the 1970s. John Wellington Wells, the celebrated dealer in ‘magic and spells’, spreads chaos and havoc in an unsuspecting country village, when he places a powerful aphrodisiac in the village hall teapot. The resulting revelations are indeed ‘a marvellous illusion’, as well as ‘a terrible surprise!’

Since its inception in 1994, Opera della Luna has established itself as a highly original ensemble of extremely versatile singers and comedians. Led by artistic director Jeff Clarke, it takes its name from Haydn’s operatic setting of Goldoni’s farce Il Mondo della Luna. The company’s policy is to create new and innovative productions of musical theatre, comic opera and operetta in English and has won considerable acclaim for its highly entertaining and inventive performing style. Sheffield audiences will remember them for their hilarious rendition of Die Fledermaus in 2010. This is a great opportunity to see the company again in Sheffield with their unique, humorous and light-hearted style.

Tickets for The Sorcerer can be purchased from Sheffield Theatres Box Office in-person, by phone on 0114 249 6000 or online at and are priced from £17.00 - £24.00, with discounts available.