A dark fairytale about grief, rebellion and the power of love. 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.
Light Princess (The) (2013-10-Lyttelton Theatre-NT-London)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: National Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Salle : Lyttelton TheatreDurée : 3 mois Nombre : Première Preview : mercredi 25 septembre 2013Première : mercredi 09 octobre 2013Dernière : jeudi 09 janvier 2014Mise en scène : Marianne Elliott • Chorégraphie : Steven Hoggett • Producteur : Avec : Rosalie Craig (Althea), Nick Hendrix (Digby), Clive Rowe, Hal Fowler, Amy Booth-Steel, Stephanie Bron, Vivien Carter, James Charlton, Owain Gwynn, Nicola Hart, 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, Nuno Silva, Phoebe Street, Ben Thompson, Lynne WilmotPresse : "The show left me cold...This show about a floating princess feels ponderous rather than as light as air and never quite achieves dramatic lift-off. "
Charles Spencer for Daily Telegraph
"Entrancing, dreamlike show... visually original...I’d go again tomorrow, and again the day after that."
Simon Edge for The Express
"This almost entirely sung-through show lacks a genuine fairy tale sense of wonder or real emotional punch. "
Lyn Gardner for The Guardian
"Though much of the music is delicate and sensuous, there are bursts of thrilling exuberance."
Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard
‘A tour de force’ Time Out
‘Rosalie Craig is stunningly good’ Evening Standard
‘Every so often you see something in theatre so arresting, so unlike anything you’ve seen before, that you want to grab strangers in the street and tell them to book tickets.’ Daily Express
‘Brilliantly staged by Marianne Elliott of War Horse and Curious Incident fame – a magical and ravishingly distinctive fusion of the theatrical arts.’ Independent
‘Rosalie Craig – a star is born.’ Metro
Light Princess (The) (2013-10-Lyttelton Theatre-NT-London)
Qualité: ***** Intérêt: *****
Langue: Anglais Durée: