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The Light Princess announces further star casting for Cadogan Hall concert

They join the previously announced Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser

Norman Bowman, Anna-Jane Casey and Laura Pitt-Pulford
Norman Bowman, Anna-Jane Casey and Laura Pitt-Pulford
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Further casting has been announced for the concert performance of Tori Amos and Sam Adamson's The Light Princess, which plays Cadogan Hall on 1 July.

Joining the previously announced Rosalie Craig – who reprises her role of Althea after appearing in the show's premiere at the National Theatre – and Hadley Fraser (Digby), will be Norman Bowman (42nd Street), Gabrielle Brooks (The Wizard of Oz), Anna-Jane Casey (Calendar Girls), David Langham (Les Misérables), Louis Maskell (The Grinning Man) and Laura Pitt Pulford (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers).

Directed by Paul Foster (A Little Night Music) and with musical direction by Alex Parker, the musical is based on George MacDonald's Scottish fairytale about a princess who is cursed with weightlessness, so she can't touch the floor. The show premiered at the National Theatre in October 2013, and went on to win Craig the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress in a Musical. In 2015, a cast recording of the musical was released.

In his review of the original National Theatre run, WhatsOnStage critic Michael Coveney said that Craig delivered "one of the most extraordinary, vocally resourceful and physically triumphant performances [he had] ever seen."

Further casting is still to be announced.