This extraordinary new musical by Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson has now finished its run.
Once, in opposing kingdoms lived a princess and a prince who had lost their mothers. Althea, unable to cry, became light with grief and floated, and so was locked away. Digby became so heavy-hearted that he could never smile, and so was trained as a warrior. Then, one day, he declares war.
Althea is forced out of hiding and down to ground but, in defiance of her father, she escapes, only to encounter the solemn prince. Beside a lake the warring heirs begin a passionate and illicit affair. But for Althea to find real love, she must first confront the world’s darkness and face her own deepest fears.
The Light Princess brings together iconic singer-songwriter Tori Amos with playwright Samuel Adamson and director Marianne Elliott (Curious Incident, War Horse) in a spectacular coming-of-age story. A dark fairytale about grief, rebellion and the power of love.
I’m done, Father,
Keep your crown,
I swear you’ll never bring me down!
I am not queen material!
Suitable for 10yrs+
Rosalie Craig – Winner, Best Musical Performance, London Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2013
This play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Plays Award
The Light Princess is suggested by a story by George MacDonald
Photo (Rosalie Craig) by Jason Bell