The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Lilly Nicholls reviews The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, playing at the Wardrobe Theatre until 31 December.

This Christmas Soap Soup Theatre and Open Attic Company team up for the first time to bring you a brand new adaptation of Goethe’s best loved poem- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

Imagine discovering your grouchy neighbour is actually a sorcerer. That’s exactly what happens to Rose in the school holidays. Her mother asks her to pop next door and feed the neighbours cat. Reluctantly she puts down her video game and goes to help, however the job takes longer than anticipated as Rose
keeps finding little notes urging her to do more and more unusual tasks.

Physical theatre, puppetry and magic tricks keep the show moving so the young audience were absolutely hooked for the duration. Tomasin Cuthbert Menes’s cat puppetry was particularly impressive, very realistic.

This thrilling story is all about trying to help out, running before you can walk, biting off more than you can chew, not judging others and forgiveness.

This quirky adaptation is perfect for children aged 3-8, however, younger children will be enthralled by the magical music and light effects and adults will be amused by some brilliant nostalgic quips.

The Sorcerers Apprentice runs until 31 December at The Wardrobe Theatre.

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