The course of love is never smooth, especially when enchantment is at work.

Love levels all ranks, or so we are told, but in a 1915 village sometimes a little assistance is required. Enter a sorcerer with a love potion and soon that world is turned on its head.

Alexis, heir to the great Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre, is to marry Aline Sangazure, who can trace her lineage back to Helen of Troy.

Not content with that, Alexis wishes to pursue his belief that people should not be separated by rank when it comes to marriage and he has a plan to make the whole village happy.

He has engaged John Wellington Wells, a sorcerer, to secretly administer a love potion, which will send all who drink it to sleep and, when they wake, will cause them to fall madly in love with the first person of the opposite sex they see, who has also drunk the potion.

What could possibly go wrong?

The Sorcerer was performed from 17th to 19th September 2015, at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.  You can read the review in the Press here.

  • Director – Lois Cross
  • Musical Director – Matthew Collins

Cast List

  • Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre– Thomas Newby
  • Alexis– Stuart Roberts
  • Dr Daly – Alex Schofield
  • John Wellington Wells – Mark Simmonds
  • Lady Sangazure – Louise Wyatt
  • Aline – Fiona Bowman
  • Mrs Partlett – Karen Kitching
  • Constance – Georgie Martin
  • Notary – Derek Thomson
  • Ahrimanes/ Hercules – James Butterworth

Chorus of Villagers
Julia Cormack, Wendy Jackson, Isobel Thomson

Chorus of Soldiers
James Butterworth, James Hirst, Nigel Hobman