MEMBERS of Kirkcaldy Gilbert and Sullivan Society are set to tread the boards with a bewitching new production next month.
They will present The Sorcerer at the Adam Smith Theatre from March 7-9 at 7.30 p.m with a Saturday matinee at 2.30 p.m.
The Sorcerer tells the tale of a tranquil Scottish village which becomes chaotic with the help of a mysterious stranger and a love potion.
It will also feature fabulous Scottish music and songs penned by Gilbert and Sullivan and is sure to cast a spell on all those who go to see it.
The show will mark a special milestone for the company’s director Robin Ozog - it will be the 101st show he has been involved in!
He told The Press: “The Sorcerer is a fun show with excellent music and has a strong principal cast who will give us some great performances.
“The male and female choruses sing and act well as individual choruses and sing and act superbly well when they’re together.
‘‘There are some pyrotechnics from time to time as there is a sorcerer in it and the wrong people fall in love with the wrong people thanks to a love potion being distributed rashly, but all ends well.”
Robin began singing in the Holy Trinity Church Choir in Dunfermline when he was just eight and was hooked from an early age. His first show was the Gilbert and Sullivan classic “The Gondoliers” when he was 16. He did a further two shows and got involved in the foundation of the Dunfermline Gilbert and Sullivan Society of which he is still a member. He joined Kirkcaldy Gilbert and Sullivan Society in 1975 and has done 36 0f his 101 shows with them. He began directing productions in 2000.
He still enjoys both performing and directing: “It’s an old cliche but to take a show from page to stage is amazing,” he explained. “There is so much to be done by lots of different people all of whom do it for pleasure and everybody works hard to get the show in front of an audience. I would love to do another 101 shows!
“It’s great to see this production set in Fife and give the characters a different charm. I have also added a few new twists and turns to the plot.” He added: “What can I say about the surprises in the show? Well nothing because then they wouldn’t be surprises!”
Tickets contact (01592) 566353 or the Adam Smith box office.