Drawing: Rosalie Craig in The Light Princess at The National Theatre

The Light Princess

The Light Princess is a dark Scottish fairy tale by George MacDonald, published in 1864. It revolves around a princess who loses her mother and her gravity, so floats in the air. She also lacks moral gravity, incapable of real feeling and laughs at everything – her way of blocking out pain and responsibility.

It was the inspiration for the National Theatre musical production and six years in the making. It was adapted by Samuel Adamson with music and lyrics by Tori Amos, directed by Olivier and Tony Award winner Marianne Elliot.

Rosalie Craig is the Light Princess, Althea. The Evening Standard said “Rosalie Craig is stunningly good.” She won the newspapers Theatre Award for Best Musical Performance and is nominated for a What’s On Stage Award.

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