Hooray! After originally being programmed for last year, the very long wait to see Tori Amos’s musical ‘The Light Princess’ is now over. The show is ready to take off this year from September 25, with the National Theatre presumably having worked though any tricky staging issues it might have faced featuring a floating woman as the show’s main protagonist. Let’s hope they aren’t just flying by the seat of their pants.
Flame-haired songstress Amos has written the lyrics and music for the show, which takes an old Scottish fairytale as its inspiration. Althea (played by Rosalie Craig – pictured above) is a princess who is unable to cry and is so overcome with grief when her mother dies that she begins to defy gravity. On the other side of the land is the young prince Digby, played by Nick Hendrix,whose heavy–heart keeps him firmly on the ground.
There’s a crack team behind the production, including Marianne Elliott, director of hit ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ and Frantic Assembly choreographer Steven Hoggett, so make sure you’ve got the day booking opens (July 1) scratched firmly in your diaries. Tickets will fly.
For more info, see the National Theatre website.