About The Light Princess

The Light Princess brings together iconic singer songwriter Tori Amos with playwriter Samuel Adamson and director Marianne Elliot (Curious Incident) in this spectacular coming of age story. 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 comfront the world's darkness and face her own deepest fears.

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The Venue

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Where is The Light Princess?

South Bank London SE1 9PX
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1, X68
  • Parking: National Theatre, Upper Ground (1min)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, 243, 341, N1, N68, N76, N171, N343
  • Nearest Tube: Waterloo & City, Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee
  • Directions:

    (10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theat

  • Nearest Station: Waterloo

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible