New British musical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice to stream online from Southwark Playhouse

New British musical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is to stream online again.

The piece offers up a gender-swapped twist on the classic poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, which also inspired the Dukas symphony in Disney’s Fantasia.

Written by Richard Hough with music and orchestrations from Ben Morales Frost, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was originally due to play at Southwark Playhouse in person between January and February.

Filmed at Southwark Playhouse, the musical is to be presented online once between Thursday, 25 March and Sunday, 11 April. You can buy tickets online here.

The production originally premiered between Friday, 26 February and Sunday, 14 March, 2021

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

A teaser reads: “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.”

The creative team will be led by director Charlotte Westenra with musical director Alan Williams, choreographer Steven Harris, puppetry director Scarlet Wilderink, set & costume Designer Anna Kelsey, lighting designer Clancy Flynn, sound designer Ella Wahlstrom, puppet designer Maia Kirkman-Richards and magic consultant Scott Penrose.

James Seabright produces with associate producer King’s Head Theatre.

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