Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s classic A Little Princess gets a brand-new re-imagining care of Rebel Theatre this Christmas. What has adapter and director been getting up to with the cast in rehearsals? Have a look at our behind-the-scenes gallery – and then get booking for the production’s festive season from 10 December 2019 to 5 January 2020.
Sara Crewe has everything – wealth, intelligence, kindness and beauty. Sent from her home in India to a boarding school in England, at first, she is doted on by her headmistress Miss Minchin.
But when Sara’s beloved father dies, leaving her penniless, Miss Minchin shows her true colours, forcing Sara to work for her, and live in a rat-infested attic, with little food or comfort. How will Sara survive? Will she be broken or will her kindness and courage triumph?
Frances Hodgson Burnett‘s timeless 1905 story examines how courage and goodness can triumph over those who abuse their positions of power. Rebel Theatre reimagines the classic tale for modern audiences. The play is adapted and directed by Rachael Bellis, co-founder of the newly formed company with Ellen Kruger, who appears in the cast.
A Little Princess runs from 10 to 22 December 2019 then to 2 to 5 January 2020 at Drayton Arms Theatre, 153 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 0LJ with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, matinees Saturday 15 December, Sundays 22 December and 5 January at 3pm. Tickets are priced £14-£16, with family tickets at £48. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
In Rachael Bellis‘ Rebel Theatre staging, Catherine Hiscock stars as Sara Crewe in A Little Princess, alongside Jill Stanford (as Miss Minchin), Srabani Sen (Radha), Ellen Kruger (Becky/Jessie), Mimi Tizzano (Ermengarde), Miriam Babooram, Latanya Peterkin and Jaymes Aaron.