Madcap’s comic opera


AS theatrical nights out go you can’t get it far wrong with the Wolverton Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

The company is offering a double-bill this week, with The Sorcerer and Cox & Box at Stantonbury Campus Theatre.

This production takes a vividly fresh approach to the G&S classics.

Cox and Box was Sullivan’s first successful comic opera, and tells of the complications which arise when an unscrupulous house-keeper obtains double rent for one of his rooms by letting it out to two tenants simultaneously.

One works at night, the other works during the day but, when one has the day off, the two meet in the room and tempers flare.

Meanwhile, The Sorcerer follows a young man whose upcoming wedding has made him extremely happy.

So happy, in fact, that he calls upon a sorcerer to make the rest of his village as overjoyed as he is – with the help of a love potion served at the vicar’s tea party – resulting in much romantic hilarity.

Tickets are £15 with concessions £13 from Tuesday to Thursday and the show starts at 7.30pm.

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PROHIBITION era Chicago is brought to life by senior school youngsters at CentreStage Theatre School on Saturday.

The eager students will stage the iconic Bugsy Malone at the Chrysalis Theatre at 3pm and 6.30pm.

Having been rehearsing since before Christmas, they are looking forward to a fantastic show, complete with action sequences, costumes and loads of “splurge” – as the gangsters are “finished” - of course!

Tickets are £12, concessions £10 (under 3’s free). Call 01908 242649.

>DOUG Stanhope gives a brutally honest, shockingly uninhibited performance and is known for his abrasive comedy routines.

Catch the American in stand-up’s heaven on Sunday, at MK Theatre. Call 0844 871 7652.