Princess Irene is to be the bride of the goblin king’s son; unfortunately he hasn’t actually asked her yet. The Princess and the Goblin is an exciting adventure about the goblins attempts to steal away the princess and her success in avoiding them with a lot of help from Curdie, the miner’s son, and her mysterious great-great-grandmother, who no-one else can see. A story about growing up, making friends and the importance of family with song, dance and some fun along the way.
Five actors will take the show on the road including a trainee actor, Collette Conlin from Newcastle and Lydia Oliver, our trainee stage manager from Sunderland.
Writer Karen Hirst writes: “Fairy tales are one of my secret pleasures, I collect them. I daren’t go into Barter Books (based in Alnwick) unless I have just been paid. Whilst there a couple of years ago I came across ‘The Princess and the Goblin’ by George MacDonald. The book was serialised in 1870-71. To me it is perfect as a children’s book, magical, exciting and scary throughout. It is an exhilarating read. Once I read it, I thought, I wonder what it would be like on stage. So please come and join our adventure”
“Our remit is to take imaginative and accessible theatre to rural venues and also give the next generation of theatre performers a chance to hone their craft through our trainee scheme and this year is no different. We’re very pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to Collette and Lydia who will hopefully gain a great deal of experience touring with this production,” said Gillian Hambleton, Artistic Director.