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The Sorcerer's Apprentice

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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice returns to cast its magic this Christmas, putting a modern Northern Stage spin on a classic tale.

Young Hatty Rabbit thought she was just a normal Geordie lass, a nothing, a nobody, not destined for anything great, but she couldn’t have been more wrong. Hatty embarks on a magical adventure through the streets of Newcastle (but not as you know them) on her quest to become The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

A good vs evil caper, filled with original music by Katie Doherty, puppets, eye-popping colours and magic, as Terry Pratchett meets Labyrinth.

Bubbling with wit and charm, and a message that everyone matters. Nobody is a nobody.

Written by Laura Lindow

Directed by Maria Crocker

Running time

2hrs 15mins (including interval)


Epic Space

Northern Stage

Special Performances

Audio Described

  • Sat 17 Dec, 3:00 pm

British Sign Language Interpreted

  • Sat 17 Dec, 10:30 am
  • Wed 28 Dec, 3:00 pm

Captioned Performance

  • Sat 10 Dec, 3:00 pm

Relaxed Performance

  • Thu 22 Dec, 10:00 am
  • Thu 29 Dec, 10:30 am

Age Guidance


Creative Team

Writer: Laura Lindow

Director: Maria Crocker

Composer and Musical Director: Katie Doherty

Designer: Amanda Mascarenhas

Lighting Designer: Jai Morjaria

Sound Designer: Matthew Tuckey

Movement Director: Gavin Coward

Illusion Designer & Director: Will Houstoun

Associate Director: Rachael Walsh

Production Manager: Andreas Ayling

Puppet Designer & Maker: Molly Barratt-Manasseh

Puppetry Director: Thomas Walton

Access at Northern Stage

There are two entrances to the theatre, Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the Main Entrance.

Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1, 2 and 3.


Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available


There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.


Accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.


Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages. (In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L)


One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.


Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here

Accessibility at Norther Stage
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To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.

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