London’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Musical Streams Free Now

London’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Musical Streams Free Now

This enchanting new British musical "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" has now been released for free streaming globally.

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.

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 was memorably featured in the Disney film Fantasia.

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Directed by Charlotte Westenra (The Wicker Husband, Watermill), the cast of ten includes Dawn Hope (Follies, National Theatre), David Thaxton (Olivier Award for Passion, Donmar Warehouse) and Mary Moore (Little Women the Musical) in the title role.

Also in the cast are Nicola Blackman as Isobel Grammaticus and Greta Arno; Marc Pickering as Fabian Lydekker; Yazdan Qafouri as Erik Sondersson; and, in the ensemble, Tom Bales, Vicki Lee Taylor, Ryan Pidgen and Kayleigh Thadani.

The musical was filmed at the Southwark Playhouse in February 2021 thanks to public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. It is now available to stream for free in all markets thanks to Broadway on Demand. A direct link to the stream has now been added to our updating list of free musicals and plays.

In his review for The Stage, Tim Bano said: "Mary Moore’s smiling, spirited performance as Eva holds the show together – a great debut – and if there were an audience, Marc Pickering as the moustachioed industrialist would be getting a huge reaction with his gleeful, daft villainy. Meanwhile the score sumptuously maintains a rich orchestral sound, the songs beautifully melodic with some lovely lyric-work by Richard Hough. A couple of the songs miss the mark, but the ones that land offers wonderful, catchy tunes to take home. It’s easy to envision this in a Christmas slot: a properly charming contemporary fairytale, painted in big, bright colors, full of goodies, baddies, romance and magic."