News: Digital premiere of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice delayed

The filming of new British musical ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ has been delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, and it will now get its world premiere on the streaming platform stream.theatre from Friday 26 February – Sunday 14 March 2021.

Producer James Seabright said: “The birth of this magical new musical has been a five -year journey to date, so a small final delay only heightens the air of suspense! Thankfully we are only having to postpone the streaming schedule by a month and to build excitement, we are today releasing a new video and song, ‘Spellbound’, featuring Mary Moore and Yazdan Qafouri.”

‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’, by Richard Hough and Ben Morales Frost, directed by Charlotte Westenra (‘The Wicker Husband’, Watermill) 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’.

Cast:
Nicola Blackman (‘Destry Rides Again’, Donmar Warehouse – Olivier nomination, Best Supporting Actress)
Dawn Hope (‘Follies’, National Theatre, West End shows include ‘The Scottsboro Boys’ and ‘Porgy And Bess’)
Mary Moore a recent graduate making her professional stage debut
Marc Pickering (Cat in the Hat in ‘Seussical’, Southwark Playhouse; Enoch Thompson in HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’)
Yazdan Qafouri (‘The Band’, West End and UK tour, ‘The Wicker Husband’, Watermill Theatre)
David Thaxton (Olivier Award winner for ‘Passion’, Donmar Warehouse; Pilate in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; The Phantom in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, West End)

Ensemble: Tom Bales, Ryan Pidgen, Vicki Lee Taylor, Kayleigh Thadani

Creative 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
Puppetry Designer Maia Kirkman-Richards
Magic Consultant Scott Penrose
Associate Producer King’s Head Theatre

‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ streams from Friday 26 February – Sunday 14 March 2021.To book tickets visit www.stream.theatre

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