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.