The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

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James Seabright presents
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
by Richard Hough and Ben Morales Frost

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.



Nicola Blackman: Isobel Grammaticus & Greta Arno

Dawn Hope: Lamia Lydekker

Mary Moore: Eva Gottel

Mark Pickering: Fabian Lydekker

Yazdan Qafouri: Erik Sondersson

David Thaxton: Johan Gottel



Tom Bales

Vicki Lee Taylor

Ryan Pidgen

Kayleigh Thadani


Creative & Production 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

Production Manager: James Anderton

General Manager: Seabright Productions Ltd

Press Representative: Kevin Wilson PR

Publicity Design: Rebecca Pitt Creative

Associate Producer: King’s Head Theatre

Producer: James Seabright


Southwark Playhouse

This production is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England