Until 9 Jan 2014
There was a point, sometime in 2011, when we feared Tori Amos’ musical, The Light Princess, would never happen. The National Theatre kept saying things like “postponed to allow for further development” but finally, we've booked tickets – hurrah! And we urge you to do so too – quickly.
Set for an October opening (with previews from late September), Samuel Adamson's adaptation of George Macdonald's fairytale of an earthbound prince and a light-as-air princess who, both grief-stricken following the deaths of their respective mothers, go to battle, but find love, is directed by Marianne Elliott, she of the multi-award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and the darkly impassioned Women Beware Women (both also at The National). The pairing of Elliott and Amos, the strangely surreal story, the heavyweight power of The National Theatre and the ethereal possibilities of music, dance and magic already have us spellbound. The three-month countdown has begun.