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Northern Stage’s adaptation of ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ is packing all kinds of tricks up its sleeve...

Set in the streets of Newcastle – but not quite Newcastle as we know it – this family favourite is a revamp of last year’s show and packing even more spectacular scenes, new music, new performers, new puppets and, yes, even more magic and mischief. Written by Laura Lindow, and directed by Maria Croker, the story concerns Hatty Rabbit – a young girl who starts out thinking she’s not destined for anything great, but soon finds she couldn’t have been more wrong as she embarks on a magical adventure on her quest to become the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Not many productions have their own illusion designer, but Dr Will Houstoun has brought all his imagination to this show to make it a truly magical experience. JL

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, 3 December-7 January, Northern Stage, Newcastle, times vary, from £10. northernstage.co.uk