This enchanting new British musical explores the extraordinary world of a sorcerer and his rebellious daughter, as she discovers the explosive possibilities of her newfound magical powers.
Against the backdrop of the Northern Lights, a small town has been pushed to the brink of collapse in a bid for progress and prosperity. To rescue Midgard from certain destruction, father and daughter must heal their relationship and work together. This gripping family-friendly story sees brooms coming to life and love blossoming anew.
Acclaimed musical theatre writers Richard Hough and Ben Morales Frost have created this gender-swapped twist on the timeless poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, which also inspired the Dukas symphony that memorably featured in the Disney film Fantasia.
Directed by Charlotte Westenra (The Wicker Husband, Watermill), the cast of ten includes Dawn Hope (Follies, National Theatre), David Thaxton (Olivier Award for Passion, Donmar Warehouse) and the professional debut of London School of Musical Theatre graduate Mary Moore in the title role.
Filmed at Southwark Playhouse in February 2021 and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
CAST & CREATIVES
Nicola Blackman: Isobel Grammaticus & Greta Arno
Dawn Hope: Lamia Lydekker
Marc Pickering: Fabian Lydekker
Yazdan Qafouri: Erik Sondersson
Mary Moore: Eva Gottel
David Thaxton: Johan Gottel
Vicki Lee Taylor
Writer: Richard Hough
Composer & Orchestrator: Ben Morales Frost
Director: Charlotte Westenra
Musical Director: Alan Williams
Choreographer: Steven Harris
Puppetry Director: Scarlet Wilderink
Set and Costume Designer: Anna Kelsey
Lighting Designer: Clancy Flynn
Sound Designer: Ella Wahlstrom
Puppet Designer: Maia Kirkman-Richards
Magic Consultant: Scott Penrose
Assistant Producer: Jack Robertson
Assistant Director: Ella Murdoch
Associate Producer: King's Head Theatre
Producer: James Seabright
Production Manager: James Anderton
General Manager: Seabright Productions Ltd
Press Representative: Kevin Wilson PR
Publicity Design: Rebecca Pitt Creative