October 10, 2013
On Wednesday 9th October Tori Amos’s new musical The Light Princess opened at the Lyttleton Theatre, London. The musical, which is based upon a Scottish fairytale by George MacDonald, brings together iconic singer-songwriter Tori Amos with playwright Samuel Adamson and director Marianne Elliott (Curious Incident, War Horse) in a spectacular coming-of-age story. A dark fairytale about grief, rebellion and the power of love.
The opening night of The Light Princess captured the attention of the press and has garnered some great reviews!
The Huffington Post reported, ‘‘the songs by Tori Amos are a huge triumph, weaving you in and out of the story with rich and emotive melodies. The enchanting score often draws similarities with Stephen Schwartz’s Wicked, producing powerful songs for powerful singers.’’ The Daily Express called it ‘‘bonkers, dazzling, lyrical, fun and sweet - Tori Amos’s musical is a wonderful, unforgettable feast for the senses.’’ Time Out have given it a 4* review calling it ‘‘a visual and technical tour de force with a title performance from Rosalie Craig that’ll blow your mind and melt your heart’’ and The Evening Standard have said, ‘‘Tori Amos’s first musical, six years in the making, has been worth the wait…the show has flashes of foxy sophistication and a keenly political edge.’‘
Buy tickets for The Light Princess here.