The Sorcerer's Apprentice world premiere

London theatre news: Monday 11 January 2021

Musicals - Online - Premieres

Originally due at Southwark Playhouse, the world premiere of new British musical, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, switches to pay-per-view from Friday 26 February.
Image for The Sorcerer's Apprentice world premiere - taking place online

Image courtesy James Seabright

The Sorcerer's Apprentice has made a swift tack to get its world premiere via streaming on, rather than its intended slot in the schedules at Southwark Playhouse.

However, the schedule - due for streaming from Tuesday 26 January until Sunday 14 February - has now been pushed back a month due to unforeseen circumstances, with the online show now being delayed until Friday 26 February - Sunday 14 March 2021.

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 decided to press ahead with these plans with rehearsals up to Christmas and fit up and get-in since New Year 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.

However, the latest national lockdown leaves us with a show ready to perform which we are unable to share with live audiences.

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."

Here's a taster of what the musical has to offer - Mary Moore (Eva Gottel) and Yazdan Qafouri (Erik Sondersson) perform 'Spellbound' ...

Show listing information


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.


Nicola Blackman

Dawn Hope

Mary Moore

Marc Pickering

Yazdan Qafouri

David Thaxton


Tom Bales

Ryan Pidgen

Vicki Lee Taylor

Kayleigh Thadani


Author: Richard Hough
Composer: Ben Morales Frost
Director: Charlotte Westenra
Designer: Anna Kelsey
Musical direction: Alan Williams
Choreography: Steven Harris
Lighting: Clancy Flynn
Sound: Ella Wahlstrom
Visual effects: Scott Penrose (Magic Consultant)
Puppetry: Scarlet Wilderink (director), Maia Kirman-Richards (designer)
Production: James Seabright




From: Friday 26 February 2021

Closes: Sunday 14 March 2021


Previews: £10 for the first showing on 26 Jan

Standard: £15 (+ £3 transaction fee)

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