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‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ to receive virtual premiere this month

The production was originally going to be staged at Southwark Playhouse.

Photo credit: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice artwork

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 magical powers to rescue a community.

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

Speaking about the online performances, producer James Seabright said: “We are sorry not to be able to present this wonderful new show to audiences as planned at Southwark Playhouse, but we are going to film it in the venue next week with broadcast quality cameras and then premiere it online. I commissioned it 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 this month... 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 to make this possible whilst maintaining the highest safety standards for  everyone on and off stage.”

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a brand new musical, written by Richard Hough and Ben Morales Frost. Charlotte Westenra directs, with choreography by Steven Harris.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is available from 26 January - 14 February. For more information, read here

Photo credit: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice artwork

 

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