Arc Stockton, December 3-24, 2024
& UK TOUR
A joyful re-imagining of the fairy tale.

The Princess floats. She always has. The Queen worries about keeping her little girl’s feet on the ground but all the Princess wants is to fly free.
When the Princess meets Orla, a little girl with big ideas, the two recognise a spark in one another - the unstoppable desire for change.

Together they melt the heart of a frozen kingdom.
An electronic musical for all the family exploring difference, friendship, and the power of creativity to change the world.

Listen to music from the show...

Developed with input from almost 700 children across England

FUTURE CITIES

in collaboration with SNAPS (Stockton), Tidemill Academy (London), Garling Primary (Thanet), Drapers Mills Primary (Thanet) and Village Primary (Stockton)

411 disabled and non-disabled young people took part in the R&D of The Light Princess - see video. Together we discussed the story of The Light Princess. played games based rooted in the themes of the show, and together created a city that was good for people (accessible) and good for the planet (sustainable). These workshops were vital in exploring how we tackle these complicated topics with young audiences. They also fed into the narrative of the show shaping the vision for a better world that Orla and the Light Princess build together at the end of the story.

CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROJECT (CEP) and AUDEINCE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

260 disabled and non-disabled young people took part in in collaboration with Palm Bay Primary (Thanet), Laleham Gap (Thanet), Redriff Primary City of London Academy and Holy Trinity (London).

As part of the CEP we trained 4 Kent based artists in the principals of Universal Design. They collaborated with students at mainstream school, Palm Bay Primary, and specialist school, Laleham Gap, to put this practice to the test. Exploring how arts activities can be constructed to build connection and allow individual children to respond in a way that’s right for them. The CEP culminated with the artists facilitating a session with both schools simultaneously and utilising this training. The workshops developed as part of the CEP, and founded in the ethos of the production, were extended free of charge to schools and community groups that we thought might be interested attending the live show.

Light Princess R&D

What tour partners have to say...

“We specialise in high quality work for children & families, representing diversity in all its forms on our stage, so the focus on disability in The Light Princess is of particular interest – and to showcase local Kent & South-East based artists & companies.”

Becky Lees (Gulbenkian)

“We’ve been focusing on enhancing engagement with our disabled audience, noting positive growth in participation from our SEN audience. Our interest in The Light Princess is due to its accessibility & inclusiveness, and high artistic quality. ”

Matthew Wright (Harrow Arts Centre)

“LP has been programmed to coincide with a North East Deaf Youth Theatre regular monthly session so the young deaf participants can attend, be inspired and engaged. We are also hosting Newcastle’s first Deaf festival in Nov, so hope to generate a wider audience for the LP in 2025. Captions are an important addition to any show and we hope that a BSL interpreter will also be able to be involved to support our audiences further.”

Helen Kumar (Gosforth Civic)

“We are still growing our family audiences. The Light Princess will play an important part in that. We are finding that on average 30% of each family audience is a new to the theatre.”

Emily Mackenzie (Storyhouse)
2023/2024 Cast
Stephanie Callow, Sasha Marks & Jasmine May Rose

R&D Performers
Suzie Birchwood, Jasmine Jia Yuang Shen, Emma MacLennan & Zweyla Mitchell Dos Santos

Creative Team
Producer: Liz Bate
Movement Direction: Amy Butler
Writer (Book & Lyrics) & Director: Barra Collins
Lighting Designer: Tracey Gibbs
Set, Costume, and Puppet Designer: Sascha Gilmour
Composer and Sound Designer: Ellie Isherwood
Video Design: Dan Light
Work Experience Placement: Carl O'Dowd
Stage Manager: Laura Whittle

Photography: Alex Brenner
Trailer: Tea Films

Created with support from:
Copyright © 2024 LAStheatre
LAStheatre is a Social Enterprise Company incorporated in England & Wales under the name LAS THEATRE C.I.C., Company No 08052556.
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