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The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Magical New Musical

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.

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



Nicola Blackman: Isobel Grammaticus & Greta Arno 

Dawn Hope: Lamia Lydekker 

Marc Pickering: Fabian Lydekker 

Yazdan Qafouri: Erik Sondersson 

Mary Moore: Eva Gottel 

David Thaxton: Johan Gottel


Tom Bales

Ryan Pidgen

Vicki Lee Taylor 

Kayleigh Thadani

Creative Team 

Writer: Richard Hough 

Composer & Orchestrator: Ben Morales Frost 

Director: Charlotte 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 

Puppet Designer: Maia Kirkman-Richards

Magic Consultant: Scott Penrose 

Assistant Producer: Jack Robertson

Assistant Director: Ella Murdoch

Associate Producer: King's Head Theatre

Producer: James Seabright

Production Team

Production Manager: James Anderton

General Manager: Seabright Productions Ltd

Press Representative: Kevin Wilson PR

Publicity Design: Rebecca Pitt Creative

Ticket Price



Fri 26 Feb - Sun 11 April 2021





★★★★★ 'Enchants and entertains… from start to finish' Love London Love Culture

★★★★★ 'Utterly enchanting in every way… reminds us just how magical musical theatre can be' Theatre Weekly

★★★★ 'Properly charming contemporary fairytale… full of romance and magic' The Stage

★★★★ 'The show is stunning' Broadway Baby

★★★★ 'This magical musical conjures up heart, humour and enchanting performances which will captivate the entire family' Broadway World

'Impressively sparky musical for the Greta generation' Daily Telegraph

'Magical musical saves town with song' Southwark News

'Charlotte Westernra’s production zips along with more than a sprinkle of magic' Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor

★★★★ 'Exudes warmth, originality and ingenuity. Will stay with me for a long time' Sardines Magazine

★★★★ 'Perfect for kids and big kids alike. This is pure magic!' All That Dazzles

★★★★ 'Just shy of a masterpiece' Plays To See

'Celebrate as a strong hit musical is conjured' Whatsonstage

'Genial musical with echoes of Frozen and His Dark Materials' Daily Mail

'Talented cast give it their all; the production values are impressive' The Times


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