New kids’ show Magical Merlin has started performances this October half-term at the Fortune Theatre in London.
This spellbinding family musical is having its world premiere at the Fortune Theatre, and running during the day from 24 to 30 October 2022.
Production photos have been released for the show, featuring the cast including West End favourite Ben Stock (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Grease) as Merlin, Stuart Maciver (Wicked, Evita) as Lancelot, Lydia Abbotts as Guinevere, Lizzie Buckingham as Morgan, Jordan Donnelly as Dustman, Farirayi Garaba as Swing, Claire Lee Shenfield as Mildred and Adam Scotland as Ensemble/Swing.
Magical Merlin is directed by the critically-acclaimed Kirk Jameson (Dreamworks’ Madagascar), and written and composed by Will Barnett, with choreography by Khiley Williams, design by Ryan Dawson Laight, lighting design by Andrew Ellis and sound design by Tom Marshall. The magic consultant is Scott Penrose, and the show is produced by Perform Productions and general managed by Anthology Theatre.
Magical Merlin features a mix of magic, songs and dancing, as well as uplifting themes of teamwork and self-belief. The show is set in Ancient Britain, a wild world of witches and wizards where Magical Merlin’s miraculous powers rule supreme. 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.