Sunday 29 October 2023

Thank you!

A big thank you to all our audiences this week for coming out to a new venue for us at Woodside Hall and supporting us! From all your laughing, clapping and lovely comments we know that you thoroughly enjoyed our production of 'The Sorcerer'.

A big thank you too to all the PBGS team that worked so hard to bring this Show together. You are all stars! Thanks are also due to Woodside Hall and Hitchin Thespians for making us welcome and being so helpful. 

We had a whole week of magic!

Friday 27 October 2023

The Sorcerer takes the stage at Woodside Hall

It's show week and we are performing Gilbert and Sullivan's early work 'The Sorcerer' at a new venue for us, Woodside Hall in Hitchin, right next to our usual venue at the Queen Mother Theatre.

There are still plenty of tickets left for all nights and we have a Saturday Matinee! Just click on the 'Buy Tickets' button on the top right of this page to go straight to the Box Office, or scan the QR code below.

The show is full of magic and mayhem when a Sorcerer arrives in the village of Ploverleigh with a love philtre, and all kinds of chaos ensues! Full of wonderful music and comedy, this is a rare chance to catch a lesser known G&S. And here are some more production photos to tempt you!



Saturday 14 October 2023


Have you got your tickets yet! We are really looking forward to presenting our magical production of 'The Sorcerer' at the Woodside Hall, Hitchin. This is a new venue for us, right next to our usual home at the QMT and with the same ample parking.

This two-act comic opera was the third collaboration between W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. The plot satirically challenges the Victorian class system and creates the sort of topsy turvy storyline we now expect from their work.

Alexis, the son of Sir Marmaduke Poindexter, is captivated by the idea of love as a way to level all social ranks and distinctions. He invites sorcerer J. Wellington Wells to his wedding celebrations and asks her to give them a love potion for use on the villagers. This causes all those who drink it to fall in love with the first person they see, resulting in some comic mismatching. To overturn the spell, either the spell-purchaser or spell-caster must pay with their life. This aspect of the drama is brought to the fore in this production, which highlights the moral ambiguity of the characters who are perfectly happy to sacrifice an outsider to ensure they get their classic G&S happy-ever-after. 

Book your tickets now by clicking on our Order Tickets button to go straight to our Box Office or by scanning our QR code here: