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The Sorcerer's Apprentice

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Overview

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

Produced by Tiny Dragon Productions

Download The Sorcerer’s Apprentice activity booklet here!

Running time

2hrs 15mins (including interval)

5+

There’s lots more magic in the production this year! Please be aware that seats very close to the stage may not be suitable for anyone sensitive to lights/sound as there are loud bangs and bright flashes. Please contact our Box Office team if you need any further information.

Cast

Creative Team
Director
 Maria Crocker
Writer Laura Lindow
Composer and Musical Director Katie Doherty
Designer Amanda Mascarenhas
Lighting Designer Jai Morjaria
Associate Lighting Designer Jacob Gowler
Sound Designer Matthew Tuckey
Movement Director Gavin Coward
RTYDS Assistant Director in Residence Bex Bowsher
Illusion Designer & Director William Houstoun
Wardrobe Supervisor Naomi Daley
Puppetry Director Alison McGowan
Puppet Designer, Maker & Maintenance Georgia Hill

Stage Management
Produced by tiny dragon Productions
Production Manager Chris Durant
Company Manager Colin Holman
Stage Manager Verity Clayton
Deputy Stage Manager Clare Loxley
Assistant Stage Manager Kamilla Johnson
Wardrobe Assistant Laura-Jane Aitman
BSL interpreter Faye Alvi
Captioning Philip Armstrong
Audio Description Michael Davies

Trailer

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.

STEP FREE ACCESS

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

WHEELCHAIR SPACES

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

TOILETS

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

HEARING ENHANCEMENT

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).

ASSISTANCE

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

BOOKING COMPANION SEATING

To book a free ticket for a wheelchair companion or an assistant, contact our Box Office on 0191 230 5151, via email at boxoffice@northernstage.co.uk or by visiting our Box Office in person.

GUIDE DOGS

Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here.

SEAT ACCESSIBILITY

Stage 1: Seats are 43 cm wide, 41cm deep, with 46cm between arm rests. The aisleway is 51cm deep from the seat back. Arm rests cannot be removed.

Stage 2: Seats are 40cm wide, 41cm deep. The aisleway is 64cm deep from the seat back. There are no arm rests.

Our seats are rated to British Standards at installation and are guaranteed to hold up to 110kg.

More Information

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

More Access Information

Pay It Forward

Our Pay It Forward scheme is an annual fundraising drive that spreads festivities to young people in the region. Your generous gift will help us to share the magic of theatre, by buying a ticket to one of our Christmas shows for a child who wouldn’t otherwise be able to visit.

A £10 donation can contribute to the cost of bringing the show to a local child or young person.

Please select an amount to donate below. Thank you for your support. 

Northern Stage is a registered charity (no. 700055).