Following the sell-out production of Jungle Rumble in February, this October half-term, we’ve taken our 4-7s theme to the stage again with Magical Merlin.
The show is set in Ancient Britain, a wild world of witches and wizards where Magical Merlin’s miraculous powers rule supreme. So, when the baby King Arthur is born and jealous older sister, Morgan Le Fay, starts turning people into animals, it’s down to Merlin to save the day. Teaming up with brave Sir Lancelot and beautiful Princess Guinevere, the adventurers ride a fire-breathing dragon to The Lady Of The Lake and discover where true power lies. But can they get back to Tintagel Castle before Morgan turns the baby Arthur into a hamster?
With a spellbinding mix of magic, songs and dancing, and uplifting themes of friendship and self-belief, Magical Merlin is a spectacular mini-musical sure to enchant the whole family.
Cast and Creatives:
Magical Merlin was written Will Barnett, co-founder of Perform, and it comes with an outstanding cast and creative team with impressive track-records.
The show was directed by the critically-acclaimed Kirk Jameson, whose credits include the UK and International Tour of Dreamworks’ Madagascar.
West End favourite Ben Stock (who you may remember from Jungle Rumble!), a star of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and Grease, played the lead role of Merlin.
Stuart Maciver from Wicked and Evita will played Lancelot/Grunt. Claire Lee Shenfield plays Mildred/Ninianne.
Other cast members were made up of Lizzie Buckingham as Morgan Le Fay/Lady of the Lake/Crone, Lydia Abbotts as Princess Guinevere/Eilonwy/Broomstick, Jordan Donnelly as Magic Dustman/Pendragon/Uther, Farirayi Gibara as Ensemble/Swing and Adam Scotland as Ensemble/Swing.
Choreography was by Khiley Williams, Musical Direction by Joanne King, Design by Ryan Dawson Laight, Lighting Design by Andrew Ellis and Sound Design by Tom Marshall.
Produced by Perform Productions and General Managed by Anthology Theatre.