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The Light Princess badly needs a mission

The National Theatre's production is sumptuous, but George MacDonald's heroine has no purpose or motive

26 October 2013

9:00 AM

26 October 2013

9:00 AM

The Light Princess

Lyttelton, in rep until 9 January 2014

The Love Girl & the Innocent

Southwark Playhouse, until 2 November

The Curse of Elizabeth Faulkner

Charing Cross, until 23 November

There are many pleasures in The Light Princess, a new musical by Tori Amos. George MacDonald’s fairy story introduces us to a beautiful red-haired royal, Althea (Rosalie Craig), who has a mysterious resistance to gravity. After various tribulations she abandons life on dry land and becomes a mermaid. The show meets these technical challenges with some brilliance.

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