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SOLT Member James Seabright produces world premiere of new musical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

First Published 11 November 2020, Last Updated 16 November 2020

James Seabright, member of the Society of London Theatre will be presenting the world premiere of brand new British musical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice next year and we’re bringing you all the details.

The enchanting new British musical will take you on a journey into 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.

Appearing in the show will be: Tom Bales, Nicola Blackman, Dawn Hope, Mary Moore, Marc Pickering, Ryan Pidgen, Yazdan Qafouri, Vicki Lee Taylor, Kayleigh Thadani and David Thaxton.

Producer James Seabright commented: “I commissioned this musical five years ago, and have loved developing it since then through a series of workshops and a West End concert presentation of an earlier version in 2017, which led to the invitation from Southwark Playhouse to premiere the show at their venue in early 2021. I have decided to press ahead with these plans despite the challenges presented by doing so during the COVID-19 pandemic, as I think this magical story of renewal and the importance of family is especially timely. I have been inspired by the determination and resolve of our cast, creative team and everyone at the venue to make this possible whilst maintaining the highest safety standards for audiences and everyone on and off stage. I am also indebted to Arts Council England for a grant in support of making this possible on a socially distanced capacity of just 110 seats.”

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’.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, directed by Charlotte Westenra (The Wicker Husband, Watermill, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Chiswick Playhouse), will play its world premiere at Southwark Playhouse from Saturday 9 January – Saturday 13 February 2021. Click the button below to book your tickets or to find out more about this magical show.


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