Tori Amos Musical Delayed Indefinitely

'The Light Princess' was scheduled to premiere in April

October 20, 2011 8:40 AM ET
Tori Amos performs
Tori Amos performs
David Wolff - Patrick/Getty Images

Tori Amos' musical based on George MacDonald's 19th century fairytale The Light Princess has been postponed indefinitely by the National Theatre in London. The production was scheduled to premiere as the centerpiece of the theater's spring season in April.

A spokesperson for the National Theatre has denied that the theatre is dropping the production, telling the Guardian that "development is continuing on The Light Princess and we'll announce a new date for the production in due course."

Amos will be spending much of the next several months on tour for her new classical song cycle Night of Hunters, which she says spun out of her work on The Light Princess. "I've been working on the musical for what seems like 5,000 years now," Amos recently told Rolling Stone. "I've learned a lot about motivation of characters and being active instead of passive, and making a narrative come alive."

Tori Amos on Embracing Classical Music

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Money For Nothing”

Dire Straits | 1984

Mark Knopfler wrote this song with Sting, and it wasn’t without controversy. The Dire Straits frontman's original lyric used the word “faggot” to describe a singer who got their “money for nothing and their chicks for free.” Even though the slur was edited out in many versions, the band, and Knopfler, still took plenty of criticism for the term. “I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London--he actually said it was below the belt,” Knopfler told Rolling Stone. Still, "Money For Nothing," undoubtedly augmented by its innovative early computer-animated video, stayed at Number One for three weeks.

More Song Stories entries »