Double Olivier Award winner and Tony award nominee Tracie Bennett will head the cast for two special concert presentations of new musical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on 7 February (Broadway Theatre, Letchworth) and 8 February (The Ambassadors, West End).
Audiences will get their first glimpse of the show based on the 18th century poem by German writer Goethe as the opening event at the newly renovated Broadway Theatre in Letchworth, followed by a second performance at London’s Ambassadors Theatre.
Written by Ben Frost and Richard Hough and based on the work which previously inspired Disney’s groundbreaking Fantasia, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice musical re-imagines Goethe’s original work as the story of the relationship between a master magician and his rebellious daughter.
The writers of Castle Theatre’s 2015 comic version of A Christmas Carol, Frost and Hough launched their creative partnership in 2010. They are currently developing a new musical version of another much-loved classic, Around the World In Eighty Days, and an original project entitled Neon. They have also written the full-length gothic murder musical Possession and politically-tinged solo show Sin.
Directed by Ryan McBryde, the concerts will feature a cast headed by Bennett (Mrs Henderson Presents) and including recent graduate Blair Gibson, Neil McDermott (Shrek The Musical), Naomi Petersen (The Witches of Eastwick), Nigel Richards (The World Goes Round) and Jos Slovick (Once) with narration by Dead Ringers star Jan Ravens.
Presented by Olivier Award-winning production company Seabright Productions, the concert performances of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice will feature musical direction by Seann Alderking.