PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Tori Amos Musical The Light Princess at London's National Theatre
By Krissie Fullerton
08 Oct 2013
The world premiere of The Light Princess, a new musical with music and lyrics by Tori Amos and book and lyrics by Samuel Adamson, began performances Sept. 25, prior to an official opening Oct. 9 at the National's Lyttelton Theatre, continuing in repertoire through early 2014.
Described in press materials as a "dark fairytale about grief, rebellion and the power of love," it is directed by Marianne Elliott, most recently represented in London by Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic and the ongoing West End transfers of the National Theatre's productions of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and War Horse (the latter of which she co-directed with Tom Morris and has also played on Broadway).
The cast comprises Amy Booth-Steel, Stephanie Bron, Vivien Carter, James Charlton, Rosalie Craig (Althea), Hal Fowler, Owain Gwynn, Nicola Hart, Nick Hendrix (Digby), C J Johnson, Luke Johnson, David Langham, Richard Lowe, Tommy Luther, Jamie Muscato, Emma Norin, Malinda Parris, Kane Oliver Parry, Adam Pearce, Caspar Phillipson, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Clive Rowe, Nuno Silva, Phoebe Street, Ben Thompson and Lynne Wilmot.