The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

A new musical by Ben Frost and Richard Hough (inspired by the poem by Goethe) – currently in development, as seen in concert performances at the Ambassadors Theatre and Broadway Theatre in spring 2017.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is best known to modern audiences through the Disney film Fantasia. ​​Acclaimed musical theatre writing team Frost and Hough have gone back to the original poem by Goethe to put their own spin on the story for this new musical, which reimagines the apprentice as the daughter of a master magician. The​ir new ​​version explores this relationship between father and daughter, and whether magic can help them to repair it.

Ben Frost and Richard Hough have been writing together since 2010. For Christmas 2015, they wrote a comic adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL (also for The Castle Theatre), and are currently developing a new musical version of Jules Verne’s AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS, plus a wholly original project entitled NEON. They have written the full-length adult musical POSSESSION (about a gothic murder in the backwaters of suburbia) and a one-woman show called SIN (about the wife of a US politician at the end of her tether).