"A Little Princess"

Tue 9th – Mon 29th Aug 2016


“A tale of friendship, poverty, love and most of all the power of imagination”





Sara Crewe

Foxglove Theatre


Adapted and directed by Durham University graduates, "A Little Princess" is a new adaptation of the original novel with a score comprising original music and classic folk songs by a current music student at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Sara Crewe has brains, money, friends, a loving father and a kind heart. At Miss Minchin’s Seminary for Girls, she seems to be the most popular student the school has ever had among both staff and students; excelling at all lessons and befriending everyone in the school, from her fellow pupils to Becky, the scullery-maid. Her powerful imagination and her ability to see the beauty and the good in everything endears her to everyone she meets; except, perhaps, Lavinia Herbert, a more unforgiving student at the school, and Miss Minchin herself.

But when her beloved father dies from a combination of jungle fever and business troubles and Sara is left a penniless orphan, she has to rely on her imagination to cope as she grieves for her father, becomes a “maid of all work,” and is cruelly abused by Miss Minchin at the school she once called a home.

A tale of friendship, poverty, love and most of all the power of imagination, our adaptation of "A Little Princess" portrays the darkest elements of the story whilst exploring the power of hope that has made this story such a national treasure.

Our production is both child and family-friendly, featuring audience interaction, puppetry, live music and singing. With a talented team made up of students and alumni from some of the UK's most prestigious drama schools and universities (such as RADA, Guildhall, Central, Arts Ed London, Arts Ed Tring, East 15, Drama Studio London and Durham University), we will be bringing a unique and evocative adaptation of a timeless classic to Edinburgh this summer.

Admission: £8.50(£6.50)

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