Singer Tori Amos is hoping that her first stage musical, The Light Princess, will hit London’s National Theatre before the end of 2013, according to a BBC report. Amos has been working with the National’s artistic director, Sir Nicholas Hytner, on the project, which was scheduled to open in April 2012, but was postponed.
The Light Princess tells the story of a princess who is cursed with no gravity, unless she comes into contact with water. After she falls in love with a prince who happens upon her while swimming, her spiteful aunt sets out to deplete all the water in the kingdom.
“We’ve been spending the last year getting it to a place where we’re feeling really good about it,” the singer-songwriter said. Amos has spent several years working on the music and lyrics for the show, which is based on a 19th century Scottish fairy tale. “The trick has been to have a fairy tale story on one hand, but on the other hand, that it’s a 21st century story for teenage girls and young women, and it has to resonate and be valid with what women are going through today. Marrying those two up has been a great challenge.”
During her extensive career Amos has earned eight Grammy nominations. Her many solo albums include Little Earthquakes, Under the Pink, Boys for Pele, From the Choirgirl Hotel, To Venus and Back and Strange Little Girls.