The Light Princess opens at the National Theatre

Date Posted: 22/06/2013

The Light Princess, a new stage musical directed by War Horse and Curious Incident director Marianne Elliott, opens at the National Theatre’s Lyttelton Theatre this October.

Continuing in repertoire until early 2014, The Light Princess is billed as a dark fairytale about grief, rebellion and the power of love, featuring music and lyrics by multi-Grammy nominee Tori Amos.

The Light Princess synopsis

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.

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 on contested land.

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.

Rosalie Craig and Nick Hendrix lead the cast as Althea and Digby respectively.

Booking information for school trips

Teachers should note that The Light Princess is suitable for students aged 13 plus.

Discounted rates are available for school groups of ten or more, with one free teacher ticket for every ten pupils.

For further school trip information contact:

020-7452 3010

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