A little Princess
Echo Youth Theatre

A Little Princess

April 2018

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The Show

Performance Dates 5th - 7th April 2018
MusicAndrew Lippa
Books & LyricsBrian Crawley

Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess is the story of the power of a young girl's imagination to change the world around her.

Written by Tony-nominated composer/lyricist, Andrew Lippa and Brian Crawley, A Little Princess is a family-friendly musical and an East Anglian premiere by Echo Youth Theatre. In this version of the tale, the story expands beyond the confines of Victorian England to Africa and includes lively African music and dance within its truly exhilarating and unique score.

Separated from her father in Africa, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her, her imagination and story-telling help to transform a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery. As Sara wins the affection of the other boarders, she crosses Miss Minchin, the dour headmistress, who forces Sara to work as a maid, when her father is reported dead. Sara counters all of Miss Minchin's best efforts to degrade her, while maintaining the grace and virtue of a little princess.

A Little Princess is the perfect show for all ages and guaranteed to bring a smile.



bsolutely amazing, my Daughter has loved every moment from the auditions to the rehearsals to getting on stage. The staff & team have been astounding & the atmosphere has been up lifting, truly a moment in her life I think she will never for get. Massive credit to EYT for bringing everything together & putting on such an awesome production. Couldn’t be prouder as a parent & I think at one point I had a few tears. Thanks for this great opportunity & thanks to all the staff who give up their free time to make things like this happen. It’s amazing keep up the good work, massively recommended.

Parent & Audience Member
uch a pleasure to see A Little Princess yesterday. I was so impressed with the enthusiasm and talent on stage as well as the sheer professionalism of school age children, some of whom have never been on stage before. I am also delighted that Echo Youth Theatre have created such amazing opportunities for these youngsters. Just what Norwich needs to continue feeding talent to this culture hungry city. Take your children to see it. Let them be inspired!

Audience Member
he production team of Dan, Artemis and Lisa really encouraged and extracted a huge talent from these youngsters and gave them confidence to project their characters in acting, singing and dance to the full, a real impact from the stage really deserving the applause. Those workshops which are at the core of the group are really worthwhile.

National Operatic and Dramatic Association
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he cast bring us a diverse range of characters from African rulers to Queen Victoria and some very believable London schoolgirls, all bound together by some great songs and music. Norwich is a city rich in culture and performing arts and this new offering is one of the most enjoyable shows you will find in the city – don’t miss it!

Norwich Eye Magazine
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ow! What a first show for a Echo Youth Theatre, so professional. Brilliant singing and acting, set was so cleverly done. My daughter has loved every part of this adventure- from the auditions to getting top vocal coaching, choreography and direction. Her voice has improved by using it so much, making it stronger. Her confidence has grown so much thanks to EYT. Highly recommend.

Parent & Audience Member
rom seeing some of the children sing at Echo’s launch party to watching them tackle a full show - I was so impressed! (Plus, it’s brilliant to see a show with so many parts for girls!). Last night I watched a lot of very talented kids, who’ve been brought on by their hard work and the training, support and direction offered by the team at Echo. I saw lots of faces I’m going to enjoy watching out for in the future! Buy tickets! Support the next batch of Norwich performers! You won’t believe it’s only their first show!

Audience Member