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Title: Enchanted Pig
Author: Middleton, Alasdair
Cast: 5M 4F
Length: hrs approximately
Target Audience: Family, Middle School
Style: Opera Libretto - Comedy
Themes: Bewitchment, Marriage, fairytales
When you're a princess, you expect a fairytale wedding. You don't expect your husband to be hairy, smelly and a genuine pig. The pig, of course, is an enchanted prince, but Flora loses him almost as soon as she finds him. Taking her fate into her own hands, she ventures to the ends of the earth and even into the sky until at last she frees him from the evil spell that binds him. Based on a Romanian folktale, this terrifically tuneful family play opens at the Young Vic Theatre in December 2006, with music by Jonathan Dove.
King Hildebrand is off to war - again. He commands his three daughters not to enter a locked room in the palace. Naturally they do, and in it find the Book of Fate, which announces that two of them will marry handsome Kings, while the third, Flora, must wed a fat pig from the North.
Drawing on Romanian and Norwegian folk tales with their origins in the myth of Cupid and Psyche, Alasdair Middleton weaves a fantastic musical story from traditional materials and takes us from palace to pigsty via the darkest corners of the universe in search of Flora's destiny.
Funny and tender, miraculous and ridiculous, The Enchanted Pig moves heaven and earth for the sake of love and proves that even the best of men can be pigs. Some of the time.
The vocal score and full conducting score with orchestral parts are avaliable on hire from Peters Edition Limited
Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd
Publication date: 01/11/2006
Publishing status: OS Archived
|Dimensions||210 × 130 mm|