Tuesday 15th June, 9.11am
A new musical by Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson is reported to premier at the Lyttelton Theatre in 2012.
The show, based on George MacDonald’s 1864 fairy tale The Light Princess, has recently enjoyed its first workshop at the National Theatre led by Marianne Elliott.
And, as if an Amos musical wasn’t exciting enough, the workshop was said to focus around the art of puppetry, a topic of knowledge for Elliott who worked as the co-director of War Horse.
Intrigued minds may be wondering, will the eagerly anticipated musical be an amalgamation of music from a sensational American song-writer and fantastic, high-tech puppets?
If, so count me in. If not, a musical featuring the work of Amos is sure to be simply divine. Amos has sold over 15 million records worldwide and has collaborated with the likes of Trent Reznor, Michael Stipe and Maynard James Keenan.
What’s more, Amos is also collaborating with playwright Samuel Adamson whose plays include Southwark Fair and Pillars of the Community, both of which were presented by the National Theatre.
Musicals inspired by the work of famous talents often do incredibly well in Theatreland — just look at Mamma Mia!, a masterpiece by ABBA stars Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. It is therefore no wonder that an Amos/Adamson musical is causing such a stir amongst theatre and music lovers alike.
Fonte: The Afterglow e Show and Stay Magazine