The Sorcerer

Musicals and Opera (opera, comedy)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Full of music, mismatched lovers and magic, the University of St Andrews Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents The Sorcerer. Join us for the story of a lovesick man whose misguided plots results in everyone falling in love with the wrong person!

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: The audience enter from George IV Bridge, with a couple of steps to enter the building. A temporary ramp is also available. The Studio is located downstairs, via a single width staircase. A lift is also available. The audience enter in the middle of the auditorium. There is a single row with level access, with further seating accessed via a raked centre aisle.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Platform Lift)

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 23 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Permission to move around and make noise

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

A&M 34 days ago

Infectiously enjoyable !

We didn’t know what to expect when coming to see this lesser known G&S work
but what a joyous and entertaining two hours we had with a humorous tale about meddling with Love. There were exceptional performances throughout with comic acting and
some particularly fine singing. When the whole cast sang together it was quite breathtaking just how harmonious this troupe sounded. With a sublime piano accompanist as the foundation stone this talented society were so well honed and have staged another must see show. We did not want it to end.

G&S fan 34 days ago

This is a lively and entertaining show, packed with humour and performed by a talented company who are obviously having a ball. The sense of fun is irresistible, but the darker themes are also sensitively explored. We loved it.

Don L. 37 days ago

Youth and passion of a Uni Troop of actors come together magically in the Sorcerer. Clever staging and customs meet passionate voices. A great night of G&S magic worth everyone’s time.

St. A 37 days ago

Scrap all scepticism about G&S. This was so brilliant. There is a reason people are at UstA. I will see it every day I can, please I implore go see it!!!!

Patricia C 37 days ago

A delightful and well done show. The singing, the acting, and costumes are so well done. The St Andrews Gilbert and Sullivan Society never disappoints. Do not miss this show.

Glen M 37 days ago

The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of the University of St Andrews, who last year brought IOLANTHE to Fringe, are back this season with a must-see production of THE SORCERER, G&S’s first operetta. While judiciously edited to accommodate its venue and allotted time, the production is strictly faithful to the original score & script. It is in the creative updating of the visual dimension of the stage representation—scenery, costuming, choreography, mannerisms, makeup, body and facial expressions—that renders an archetypal tale (be careful what you wish for), of star struck lovers and doomed marriages, to be sadly and hilariously relevant to today's desire for instant self gratification and reluctance to continuously work for permanence. Don't miss it!

JM 38 days ago

A wonderfully-realised rendition, from the costuming and lighting, to the superb singing and acting; all supported by a brilliant piano accompaniment. No performer outshines the other; the strength of this production lay in the cast’s excellent chemistry and unified performance approach. A must-see!

Josh M 38 days ago

Absolutely loved it! Excellent singing and hilarious acting, not to mention the 1950s-themed costumes. Definitely worth seeing this one!

Samantha Geracht 38 days ago

A delightful production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s third opera. Beautiful voices and acting- with hilarious antics, this wonderful crew gives a modern take on the classic without changing a word.

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