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Magical Merlin

We're back in the West End!

Following the sell-out production of Jungle Rumble in February, this October half-term, we’re taking our 4-7s theme to the stage again with Magical Merlin. Tickets are now on sale!

Our West End theatre musicals give Perform children an amazing opportunity to see their term’s show performed by professional actors. But, whether your child attends Perform or not, Magical Merlin is a great day out for any families looking for some memorable half-term fun. 

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.


Praise for our last show, Jungle Rumble

Excellent show and a great opportunity for my daughter to see her character being performed professionally. - Miss A Lodhi

Audra really enjoyed Jungle Rumble. We would definitely come back to another half term show. - Mrs R Mead-Wellings

What a wonderful show with great humour. The children loved it! - Mrs S Vakhidova

It was an amazing show! The songs were outstanding and the fact that kids knew the words made it all the better to join in on the fun! - Mrs R Kakkar

The children loved it and kept talking about it the next day! My eldest attends Perform and said it made her feel inspired to do well at drama. - Mrs J Broadey

What a fantastic show! Not sure who enjoyed it most, the kids or us. - Mrs A O'Rourke

We absolutely loved it. It was a fantastic introduction to the West End for my son. He has loved telling his friends and family all about it. - Mrs R Hall

The jokes in Jungle Rumble were very funny and I liked the parts with Lord Braggard as I'll be playing him in class! Jaime - Miss Bennagen

Teddy was capitivated by the show from start to finish. I really enjoyed watching his face as he gleefully sang along and laughed at the Cheetah's jokes. A perfect show for young theatre goers! - Mrs A Stanford

We absolutely loved it. My children laughed a lot. - Mrs A Djalo

My son absolutely loved this show (and so did we by the way!). He recently started Perform classes and the show made his classes come to life. We will definitely attend the next show! - Miss M Vandeweghe

Myself and my 5 year old absolutely loved the show! He was singing along loudly to all the songs.  - Mrs R Ahamed

We absolutely loved the show. It was not too long or short - just enough for the little ones to enjoy. The story line was good and the characters performed beautifully!- Mrs T Dhalla

We thought 'Jungle Jive' was brilliant. Great acting, dancing and singing. Cannot get the song out of my head - in the jungle! - Miss L Barkway

We loved it. It was perfectly pitched for the children. As they knew some of the songs from their drama sessions they were able to immediately engage with the play. My daughter was singing and dancing to the songs she knew. Great show! - Dr R Madada-Nyakauru

We absolutely loved it! The singing was out of this world, the actors were excellent and captivated us from the moment they set foot on the stage. 45 minutes of brilliant entertainment. Everything a theatre visit should be. - Mrs V Hickman

The show was a the perfect length for my young song. A great introduction to the theatre for him. - Miss S James

It was really great. The children enjoyed the show entirely. - Mr D Vargas

Our daughter had the best time singing along to the songs she knew from class. The size of the theatre worked well for small children as it felt like we were right by the stage and she was able to see all of the show well. As parents, we thoroughly enjoyed the show. All the actors were superb - great job Perform!  - Miss J Brand

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 is 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, plays the lead role of Merlin.

Stuart Maciver from Wicked and Evita will play Lancelot/Grunt. Claire Lee Shenfield plays Mildred/Ninianne.

Other cast members are 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.

See the full cast biographies here.

Choreography is by Khiley Williams, Musical Direction by Joanne King, Design by Ryan Dawson Laight, Lighting Design by Andrew Ellis and Sound Design by Tom Marshall. It is produced by Perform Productions and General Managed by Anthology Theatre.

Venue information

The Fortune Theatre,
Russell St,

Show schedule

Monday 24th October 2pm, 4pm
Tuesday 25th October 11am
Wednesday 26th October 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm
Thursday 27th October 11am
Friday 28th October 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm
Saturday 29th October 10am, 12.30pm
Sunday 30th October 10am, 12pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm

Tickets and group bookings

Tickets are now on sale! Don't forget, our last West End musical Jungle Rumble sold out so don’t delay if you want to get the best seats!

Magical Merlin is a perfect group day out for families and friends and so we've created a group booking offer – buy 6 tickets and get an extra 1 free. The free ticket will be discounted at checkout when purchasing online or call 020 7206 1174.


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