News: First look at world premiere of new musical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

February 15, 2021
News: First look at world premiere of new musical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

New images have been released of world premiere musical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, filmed last week at Southwark Playhouse and to be streamed online via digital platform from Friday 26 February to Sunday 14 March.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a new musical by Richard Hough and Ben Morales Frost, with direction by Charlotte Westenra. It explores the extraordinary world of a sorcerer and his rebellious daughter, as she discovers the explosive possibilities of her newfound magical powers.

Set against the backdrop of the Northern Lights, events take place in a small town that has been pushed to the brink of collapse in a bid for progress and prosperity. Father and daughter must heal their relationship and work together in a gripping family-friendly story that sees brooms coming to life and love blossoming anew.

A gender-swapped twist on the timeless poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the birth of this magical new musical has been a five-year journey for producer James Seabright.

Cast includes Nicola Blackman, Dawn Hope, Mary Moore, Marc Pickering, Yazdan Qafouri, David Thaxton, Tom Bales, Ryan Pidgen, Vicki Lee Taylor and Kayleigh Thadani.

Creatives include writer Hough, composer and orchestrator Frost, director Westenra, musical director Alan Williams, choreographer Steven Harris, puppetry director Scarlet Wilderink, set and costume designer Anna Kelsey, lighting designer Clancy Flynn, sound designer Ella Wahlstrom, puppetry designer Maia Kirkman-Richards and magic consultant Scott Penrose.

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