A dark fairy tale about grief, rebellion and power, The Light Princess tells the story of prince and a princess from opposing kingdoms, both of whom have lost their mothers. Unable to cry, Althea became light with grief, floated and was locked away, while Digby became so heavy-hearted that he could never smile and trained as a warrior.
One day, Digby declares war and Althea is forced out of hiding. 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.
Performances from 25 Sep 2013
Opening 09 Oct 2013
Closing 02 Jan 2014
In rep. Please check theatre's website for dates/times.
National Theatre (Lyttelton)
London SE1 9PX
Subway: Waterloo Parking: Underground car park for 400 cars with designated spaces for disabled.
C J Johnson
Kane Oliver Parry
Directed by Marianne Elliott
Design by Rae Smith
Choreography by Steven Hoggett
Lighting Design by Paule Constable
Lyrics by: Tori Amos & Samuel Adamson Music by: Tori Amos