Photo Coverage: THE LIGHT PRINCESS First Peek!
It features Rosalie Craig as Althea, Amy Booth-Steel as Piper, Nick Hendrix as Digby, David Langham as Flowers, Hal Fowler as King Ignacio, Ben Thompson as Zephyrus, and Kane Oliver Parry as Llewelyn.
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.
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.
THE LIGHT PRINCESS
A new musical
music and lyrics by Tori Amos
book and lyrics by Samuel Adamson
Directed by Marianne Elliott
Designed by Rae Smith
National Theatre, Lyttelton Theatre
The Light Princess opens on 9 October 2013
Photo credit: Brinkhoff/Mögenburg