WORCESTER’S Gilbert and Sullivan Society will be performing their latest production in venues across south Worcestershire.

Phantom of the Operetta is a new and original production written by Paul Clarke, based on the works of Gilbert and Sullivan.

The plot is based within the confines of an amateur dramatics society which is planning to stage a production of The Mikado.

The annual auditions are under way and the usual suspects expect to be awarded the leading roles.

But all is not as it seems and the political in-fighting has hilarious results until the Phantom of the Operetta appears, threatening to explode his doomsday bomb unless his demands are met.

Alan Feeney, from the society, said: “Despite it seeming like we had a phantom in our midst initially, we are pleased to report rehearsals are going well and there are the makings of a fantastically funny, professional quality show ahead of us.

“We have managed to cast the last outstanding principal part, and we are delighted to welcome back to the society, Mike Faulkner in the part of Jack Door.”

The show will run at the Norbury Theatre in Droitwich on Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9, Number 8 in Pershore on Saturday, March 10 and The Market Theatre, Ledbury on Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17.

Tickets for performances at the Norbury and Market Theatre cost £8, and £10 for the performance at Number 8.

For tickets, contact the Norbury Theatre, Droitwich on 01905 770154, Number 8 Community Arts Centre on 01386 555488 or the Market Theatre, Ledbury on 01432 383663.

Alternatively visit the venues websites to book online.