Acclaimed comic opera company Opera della Luna are to return to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, with its new production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s first success The Sorcerer.

Opera della Luna have earned themselves a matchless reputation for their productions of Gilbert & Sullivan. They now turn their hand to the duo’s first successful show. This production 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, a terrible surprise!”

Opera della Luna is now celebrating 15 years of acclaimed productions of Gilbert and Sullivan, Offenbach and Johann Strauss touring to theatres all over the UK. Their recent production of HMS Pinafore and Die Fledermaus played to sell-out houses and gained rave reviews.

The cast features popular Opera della Luna regulars Philip Cox, Ian Belsey and Richard Gauntlett who have been seen both in Opera della Luna’s productions and at the Buxton International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival.

The Sorcerer plays at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts 8 – 9 April