A NEW MUSICAL BY RICHARD HOUGH AND BEN MORALES FROST
DIRECTED BY CHARLOTTE WESTENRA
Streaming Globally 25 Mar - 11 Apr

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

This enchanting new British musical explores the extraordinary world of a sorcerer and his rebellious daughter, as she discovers the explosive possibilities of her newfound magical powers.

Against the backdrop of the Northern Lights, a small town has been pushed to the brink of collapse in a bid for progress and prosperity. To rescue Midgard from certain destruction, father and daughter must heal their relationship and work together. This gripping family-friendly story sees brooms coming to life and love blossoming anew.

Acclaimed musical theatre writers Richard Hough and Ben Morales Frost have created this gender-swapped twist on the timeless poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, which also inspired the Dukas symphony that memorably featured in the Disney film Fantasia.

Directed by Charlotte Westenra (The Wicker Husband, Watermill), the cast of ten includes Dawn Hope (Follies, National Theatre), David Thaxton (Olivier Award for Passion, Donmar Warehouse) and the professional debut of London School of Musical Theatre graduate Mary Moore in the title role.

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Filmed at Southwark Playhouse in February 2021 and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

 

Find out more in our free digital Souvenir Brochure

 

 

Official show trailer captured by Advision TV at Southwark Playhouse.

Mary Moore (Eva Gottel) and Yazdan Qafouri (Erik Sondersson) perform SPELLBOUND. 

And for our second studio video, here's BRAND NEW ME, performed by Mary Moore (Eva Gottel).

 

Tickets

Must End 11 Apr
Stellar Tickets
Online (times for North American audiences, bookable globally)
Ended
Must End 18 Apr
Stream.Theatre
Online (aimed at UK audiences, bookable globally)
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"Utterly enchanting in every way… reminds us just how magical musical theatre can be."
"Properly charming contemporary fairytale… full of romance and magic."
"Visually the show is stunning."
"Enchants and entertains… from start to finish."
"Impressively sparky musical for the Greta generation."
Daily Telegraph
"Talented cast give it their all; the production values are impressive."
The Times
"Genial musical with echoes of Frozen and His Dark Materials."
Daily Mail
"Charlotte Westenra’s production zips along with more than a sprinkle of magic"
"This magical musical conjures up heart, humour and enchanting performances which will captivate the entire family."
"Exudes warmth, originality and ingenuity. Will stay with me for a long time."
"Perfect for kids and big kids alike. This is pure magic!"
"Just shy of a masterpiece."
Plays To See
"Celebrate as a strong hit musical is conjured."
What's On Stage
"Magical musical saves town with song."
Nicola Blackman
Isobel Grammaticus and Greta Arno
Dawn Hope
Lamia Lydekker
Mary Moore
Eva Gottel
Marc Pickering
Fabian Lydekker
Yazdan Qafouri
Erik Sondersson
David Thaxton
Johan Gottel
Tom Bales
Ensemble
Vicki Lee Taylor
Ensemble
Ryan Pidgen
Ensemble
Kayleigh Thadani
Ensemble
Richard Hough
Writer
Ben Morales Frost
Composer & Orchestrator
Charlotte Westenra
Director
Alan Williams
Musical Director
Steven Harris
Choreographer
Scarlet Wilderink
Puppetry Director
Anna Kelsey
Set and Costume Designer
Clancy Flynn
Lighting Designer
Ella Wahlström
Sound Designer
Maia Kirkman-Richards
Puppet Designer
Scott Penrose
Magic Consultant
James Anderton
Production Manager
Seabright Productions Ltd
General Manager
Geraint Lewis
Production Photographer
Steve Ullathorne
Rehearsal Photography
Kevin Wilson PR
Press Representative
Rebecca Pitt Creative
Publicity Design
Jack Robertson
Assistant Producer
Ella Murdoch
Assistant Director
Maddy Ross-Masson
Costume Supervisor
Lottie Williams - Burrell
Accent Coach
Matthew Titterton
Filming Director & Editor
Tom O'Connell
Filming Project Manager
Andy Walton, Mike Scott, Joe McNally, & Andy Martin
Filming Crew
Stage Text
Closed Captioning
Huw Evans
Keyboard II
Nerys Richards
Cello
Tom Clare
Percussion
King’s Head Theatre
Associate Producer
James Seabright
Producer

Contact

Marketing: kate@seabright.org
Press: kevinwilsonpr@gmail.com
Producer contact: office@seabright.org
Seabright Productions London office: 020 7439 1173