The Princess and the Goblin
Please note: this title is available to order, see 'note on ordering' below.
A rich and magical play for all the family, from a master of storytelling.
George MacDonald's magical tale of young Princess Irene finding the strength to take on the world has proved to be one of the most enduring and influential of the great 19th century children's classics. Stuart Paterson's acclaimed stage version is packed with fun and adventure while retaining the depth and visionary power of the original book.
Guarded day and night, and made frightened of the sinister goblins who lurk under The Great Mountain, Princess Irene fears she may never be brave enough to live outside the high walls of her father's palace. Yet, guided by her mysterious old Great Grandmother who lives in the attic, and protected by a fearless miner-boy and a fierce young dragon, she finds both freedom and romance...
Stuart Paterson's play The Princess and the Goblin was first staged at Dundee Rep and the MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling, in 1999.
A note on ordering:
This play is available in digital pdf form only. It can be accessed as follows:
a) A non-printable, perusal copy of the script can be ordered free of charge by request here. The script will be emailed (as a PDF file that does not permit printing) and may be read on screen.
b) A printable version of the script can be ordered direct from Nick Hern Books. The script will be emailed to you (as a PDF file) and may be printed off to make a complete cast set. The price of £45 (£54 including VAT, which is applicable to digital files) reflects the fact that numerous copies of the script may be made. To order the printable version, please contact us here, and we will make arrangements for payment.
'The partnership of the rich and complex imagination of that inexplicably neglected Victorian, George Macdonald, and the sassy ear and spiritual integrity of Scotland's leading children's playwright, Stuart Paterson, is made in heaven'Scotsman
'Wisely and with great skill, Paterson has adjusted the original tale. Princess Irene is old enough to become the wife of gruesome Goblin Prince Krankl... and the sweetheart of miner's son, Curdie. She is young enough to need a bossy nurse, Lottie, and to go squidgy over a Paterson-import, a dragon named Fannon. And she is just the right age to respond to the magic of the loving, shimmering, enigmatic Lady... Paterson is a quite unrivalled talent within the theatre.'Herald
Cast: 4f 4m doubling
Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)
1 Feb 2005£54.00
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