The world premiere of new musical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice has been announced for Southwark Playhouse, January 2021.

The 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.

Leading the cast is London School of Musical Theatre graduate Mary Moore in the title role, in her professional debut.

Also starring are Nicola Blackman (Destry Rides Again), Dawn Hope (Follies), Yazdan Qafouri (The Band) and David Thaxton (Passion). Also appearing are Tom Bales, Ryan Pidgen, Vicki Lee Taylor and Kayleigh Thadani.

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.

Directed by Charlotte Westenra (The Wicker Husband, Watermill).

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is playing the Southwark Playhouse from 9th January – 13th February 2021.