Say ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ and everyone thinks of Mickey Mouse flooding a wizard’s basement by way of several hundred well-dredging brooms.
But for a different take on the classic story, made famous by the 1940 Disney film Fantasia, go to Alverstoke Junior School on Thursday at 6pm for a live version by national touring company Illyria, for a very special cause.
Performed outdoors with a sorceror’s castle set complete with a well, the show tells the story of the apprentice before launching into the magical set piece.
Actors will bring to life the brooms that the apprentice conjures to help him do chores – but then loses control of as they multiply.
The show’s magic illusions – including splitting the actors playing the brooms in half to form two new brooms – has been devised by the show’s magic consultant Paul Daniels.
With Illyria’s Artistic Director Oliver Gray promising ‘this is the most water you will ever see onstage’, bring a picnic and settle in for an evening of magic and mayhem.
The show will raise money for Suki Mann from Gosport to have an operation on her legs in California.
Tickets: £8-£15, visit gofundme.com/Injured-by-mesh to book.