Harrogate Theatre stages the World Premier of Magic Circle

Harrogate Theatre’s own Artistic Director Phil Lowe is directing the world premier of Magic Circle this July. This is the first play by renowned novelist Kim Newman, author of the critically acclaimed Anno Dracula and ever-popular Professor Moriarty: The Hound of the D’Urbervilles.


For those of you who aren’t in the know (like me) a Magic Circle is a circle marked out in chalk, salt or it can just be visualised. It’s thought to contain energy and used to provide a form of magical protection or to mark a sacred space. But to enjoy this play, you don’t need to be a magic theorist.


Set in the early 70s trendy Professor Harry Cutley, meets straight-laced Inspector Nicholas Gammell, in a manor house where a series of mysterious deaths occurred. Together can this unlikely duo find out what happened?


This collaborative production with Harrogate Theatre is Brother Wolf’s tenth show. Having visited previously with Fagin’s Last Hour, A Lesson from Aushwitz and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (to mention a few).


Lead Producer James Hyland says "I'm delighted to be collaborating again with Harrogate Theatre to bring Kim Newman’s first full length dramatic work to the stage. Phil Lowe is an exemplary director of the first class, and I am certain that he and the rest of my team at Brother Wolf will bring out the very best in this thrilling mystery tale."


This is the World Premier of Magic Circle and the only Yorkshire date on tour; see it now ahead of its West End run this August.