Tutti Frutti Theatre group to perform The Princess and the Pea at York Theatre Royal

Tutti Frutti Theatre group to perform The Princess and the Pea at York Theatre Royal

The cast from the York Theatre Royal production of The Princess and the Pea try out a four poster bed for size, at Fairfax House, (from left) Danielle Bird (the princess), Oliver Mawdsley (the prince) and Joanna Brown (the queen).

Joanna Brown who plays the queen in The Princess and the Pea at York Theatre Royal.

The cast from the York Theatre Royal production of The Princess and the Pea try out a four poster bed for size, at Fairfax House, (from left) Oliver Mawdsley (the prince), Danielle Bird (the princess) and Joanna Brown (the queen).

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A NEW production of a classic fairytale will be performed at York's Theatre Royal this month.

The Leeds-based Tutti Frutti theatre group will take on the latest adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Princess and the Pea, with music by Oliver Birch and directed by Wendy Harris.

Mike Kenny has written the new adaptation of the tale - which is the third annual show he has written for the company and the theatre - and said it was an interesting story to take on in 2014.

He said: "Princesses seem to be back with us as a cultural phenomenon. The assumption is generally that a 'real' princess is very sensitive and high maintenance.

"If you read Andersen's original, you can't quite tell if he's supporting or actually taking the mickey of this attitude. Apart from the famous pea test, he doesn't tell us anything else about the Princess, so we have given her a story. It's a story about what it means to be 'real'."

The Princess and the Pea runs from Thursday, September 18 to Saturday, October 4, with tickets costing £10 for adults and £6 for children from York Theatre Royal Box Office or on 01904 623568. Tickets are also available online at yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

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