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Tori will be touring in 2014 to support the release of Unrepentant Geraldines. The European legs runs from May through June and the North American legs spans July and August. We do not know if additional dates elsewhere will be added.
If it had not been extended, tonight would have been the final performance of The Light Princess but the National Theatre continued the show’s run so there is still time to catch the production if you’re able to get to London over the next few weeks. Performances resume next Friday, January 17th, continue through to the 22nd, pick up again on Tuesday the 28th and run straight through to the final performance, a Sunday matinee on February 2nd. Tickets are still available for all performances!
Prior to today’s performance, there was a platform featuring director Marianne Elliott and designer Rae Smith discussing their work on The Light Princess with Rachel Cooke. Hopefully some of you were able to attend and that some footage from the platform shows up on The National’s YouTube channel sooner or later as well as we’re sure it would have been an interesting conversation to hear.
There is one other Light Princess-related platform coming up at The National: director Samuel Adamson will be one of three participants in In Context: Adapting Children’s Novels for the Stage. Adamson, Helen Edmundson, and Carl Miller will be part of a panel discussion moderated by Sebastian Born about the process of transforming the written word to the stage. This platform takes place on Thursday, January 16th at at 2:00 PM.
Also from the Adamson department, Boycotting Trends’ Alex Ramon posted his third and final interview with Samuel Adamson about The Light Princess. This lengthy and in-depth piece examines the response to the production and the staggering amount of sweat and love poured into making the musical float. It’s required-reading for anyone interested in the musical and while there is no executive summary possible, the key thing that will make everyone happy is the news that there will be a recording of the complete score! Unfortunately there’s no additional details but hey! We’ll take what we can get! And seriously, go read the entire interview — it’s great!
As the year comes to an end, the musical and its creators inevitably popped up in some year-end lists. Most notably, The Stage 100, TheStage.co.uk’s annual list of the most influential people in theatre, included both Tori and Marianne Elliot, in the writers and composers and directors categories respectively — although The Guardian’s Lyn Gardner takes issue with Tori’s inclusion. The Daily Mail’s Georgina Brown singled out Rosalie Craig for best performance of the year.
Speaking of which, it’s not too late to vote for Rosalie Craig for Best Actress in a Musical in the 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards! And don’t forget that there are five other categories that The Light Princess has been nominated in: Amy Booth-Steel for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, Rae Smith for Best Set Designer, Steven Hoggett for Best Choreographer, Tori Amos for London Newcomer, and The Light Princess for Best New Musical. Voting closes on January 31st and the winners will be announced on February 23rd!