The Sorcerer's Apprentice Tickets

Southwark Playhouse, London
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Southwark Playhouse, London
Our Review 3 / 5

The world premiere of The Sorcerer's Apprentice will now take place online. For more information, read here.

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.

Please note: Please only book in your household/support bubbles. Southwark Playhouse is placing Perspex screens between groups to ensure social distancing. Masks are required and a one-way system is in place. No latecomers will be admitted.

Previews from |
26th February 2021
Opening date |
26th February 2021
Booking from |
9th January 2021
Available until |
13th February 2021
Closes |
14th March 2021
Run time |
2 hours (plus interval)
Suitable for ages 8+

Southwark Playhouse Venue Information

Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD
Nearest tube:
Elephant & Castle, Borough

Customer reviews

Our Review of The Sorcerer's Apprentice


“Magic, the means to impress the people around you” is continually sung by the title character in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and it’s easy to see why. Inspired by J. W. Goethe’s fantastical 18th century poem, which subsequently influenced Dukas’s orchestral piece, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice sees Eva, a sorcerer’s daughter, use her newly discovered powers to impress others and change the world. Read more

Latest The Sorcerer's Apprentice News & Features

Photo credit: Cast of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Photo courtesy of Kevin Wilson PR)
‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ moves online streaming dates
Monday, 11 January, 2021, 12:27
UPDATE: The Sorcerer's Apprentice will now stream globally from 25 March - 11 April.  Initially scheduled to make its world premiere at Southwark Playhouse, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was due to begin online performances this month. Now, the premiere has been delayed by a month, and will be online from 26 February - 14 March instead. Cast of The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Photo by Geraint Lewis) Cast of The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Photo by...
Photo credit: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice artwork
‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ to receive virtual premiere this month
Wednesday, 06 January, 2021, 12:22
Due to the current lockdown, plans for the world premiere of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice have now changed. Instead of performances at Southwark Playhouse from 9 January - 13 February, the musical will now be available to stream instead from 26 January - 14 February. Inspired by Goethe’s poem of the same name, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is set in a small, Scandivian town that’s collapsing. In order to save their home, a sorcerer and his daughter work together, using their...
Photo credit: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice artwork (Photo by Southwark Playhouse)
‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ musical to have world premiere at Southwark Playhouse
Thursday, 05 November, 2020, 13:03
The world premiere of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice will be staged at Southwark Playhouse, it has been announced. Based on Goethe’s poem, which went on to inspire Disney’s Fantasia, performances will take place from 9 January - 13 Feb. 2021. Set against the backdrop of the Northern lights, a sorcerer and his daughter must work together. But, as she discovers just how strong her magical powers are, will the town of Midgard be destroyed? The cast includes David Thaxton,...
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