The Light Princess

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Lyttelton (National Theatre)
National Theatre, West End, Greater London SE1 9PX
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

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.

Suitable for 13+years

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