Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tori Amos To Debut Musical At London's National Theater

(RTTNews) - A musical penned by Tori Amos is slated to debut at London's National Theatre in the spring of 2012.

The musical is based on the fairy tale The Light Princess, by George MacDonald, which was written in 1864. The adaptation will be staged at the Southbank venue's Lyttleton auditorium and marks Amos' first theater production.

The National Theatre will also be staging various high-profile productions in the 2012 season, including the play One Man, Two Guvnors. It is an updated version of 18th century comedy A Servant Of Two Masters and stars British comedian James Corden.

They will also host an as-yet-untitled play by acclaimed film director Mike Leigh (Another Year), and a new, as-yet-untitled play by Irish writer Conor McPherson (The Weir, Shining City).

"When the economy is down, we should be up. I don't want to go timid and stop spending just because the economy is contracting," Nicholas Hytner, the venue's artistic director, tells interviewers of the theater's risk-taking during difficult economic times.

Amos' last album, Midwinter Graces, was released in 2009.

by RTT Staff Writer

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