Review: The Sorcerers Apprentice Bristol Wardrobe Theatre

The Sorcerers Apprentice Bristol:
The Wardrobe Theatre
19/12/2019 at 11am

This gentle piece of theatre kept an audience that was packed with preschoolers enthralled for an hour. Soap Soup Theatre and Open Attic Company are exploring Goethe’s poem The Sorcerer’s Apprentice at The Wardrobe Theatre.

Rose (Kim Heron) isn’t impressed when her mother sends her next door to water the neighbour’s plants whilst she’s away. She’s not keen on the job. She knows the lady next door is a bit different. As she becomes increasingly irritated by a series of odd instructions left everywhere, Rose soon finds watering house plants both fun yet challenging.

Doing what you’re told when you’ve been left in a position of responsibility, not judging others and forgiveness from all sides are the three key themes for youngsters to take away.

The quirky story itself is told through plenty of physical theatre, puppetry, simple stage magic, audience engagement and the right balance of suspense throughout.

Tomasin Cuthbert Menes’ cat puppetry was delightful, the animal had a real life of its own.

The show is perfect for children aged around two to seven years of age. It runs at one hour without an interval.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is at The Wardrobe Theatre until Tuesday 31 December 2019.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice