Sorcerer's Apprentice returns

Published: 23 October 2022
Reporter: David Upton

The Sorcerer's Apprentice Credit: Pamela Raith Photography

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice comes to Newcastle’s Northern Stage December 3–January 7.

Set in the streets of Newcastle, it’s a stage adaptation of a family favourite with all the fun, songs and action from last year's production, but this year’s show features new scenes, music, performers and puppets.

Beth Crame from the city returns to play Hatty Rabbit, a young girl thinking she’s not destined for anything great.

She is joined by Nick Figgis (War Horse, West End) who played Scrooge in Northern Stage’s 2019 production of A Christmas Carol; Jessica Johnson—most recently seen starring in the 40th anniversary tour of Educating Rita: Jess first appeared at Northern Stage in 2007 while studying at Newcastle College in a Christmas show directed by Erica Whyman; Heather Dutton (Treasure Island: National Theatre, Primetime: Royal Court); Alice Blundell (The Winter’s Tale: Royal Shakespeare Company, The Wizard of Oz: Northern Stage); Matthew Nicholson (The Gunpowder Plot: Three Inch Fools); Talia Nyathi—a South African born Zimbabwean native who trained at Manchester School of Theatre where she won a Laurence Olivier bursary and was nominated to be a Spotlight Prize finalist in 2020. Maya Torres and Jordan Larkin complete the ensemble.

The show is recommended for ages 5+ and there will be BSL, captioned, relaxed and audio described performances.