The Light Princess


    Tobacco Factory Theatres in association with Peepolykus

    In a kingdom far away, lives an extraordinary princess; a princess strikingly different to any you’ll have ever heard of. Strikingly different, in fact, to anyone who has ever lived. Because, you see, she has no gravity.

    Now you might be thinking, what fun – to fly and float and bound around weightless in the air! But of course, it’s not as simple as that. Her windows are forever closed, she can’t run free and forever light-hearted; she can never take anything or anyone seriously. Especially not the prince who falls in love with her…

    This bewitching fairy tale is brought to life using a beautiful immersive set design, theatrical magic, original music and a lot of love. George MacDonald’s story adapted for the stage by Thomas Eccleshare (Dancing Brick and Helen) and Director John Nicholson (Peepolykus and Santa’s Little Trolls), with music from the divine Verity Standen (Mmm Hmmm) and design by Phil Eddolls (Dracula).

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    Archived show. To book any of our productions please contact Kerrie Burke-Avery, Producer, on 0117 963 0963 or email

    RUNNING TIME 2hrs (inc. interval)
    ORIGINAL VENUE Factory Theatre

    Cast & Creative


    Adapted from George Macdonal’s original fairy tale by Thomas Eccleshare and John Nicholson
    Director – John Nicholson
    Designer – Phil Eddolls
    Musical Director – Verity Standen
    Lighting Designer – Chris Swain
    Sound Designer – David Ridley
    Projection Designer – Jack Offord
    Assistant Director – Nel Crouch


    Princess – Suzanne Ahmet
    Queen / Makemnoit – Julie Black
    King – Richard Headon
    Prince – Richard Holt
    Kopykeck / Horse – Rew Lowe
    Humdrum / Lauren – Amalia Vitale
    Also with Verity Standen

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    Its messiness is all part of its joy…it unabashedly celebrates the amusing and the absurd…deliciously silly staging

    The Guardian

    Performed with warm-hearted vigour…the visual effects blend beguilingly homespun simplicity and theatrical ingenuity…Phil Eddoll’s design creates an enchanted kingdom

    The Times

    the extraordinary tale is executed with perfect clarity and sets your imagination on fire

    Bristol Post

    this hugely enjoyable and at times uproariously funny two hours that in the best Tobacco Factory Theatres festive traditions will appeal to all the family

    Bristol 24/7

    all come[s] together in such an imaginative, witty and delightfully creative way…inspired an ecstatic reaction from the audience…deserves all the accolades that surely must come its way

    Stagetalk Magazine