The Glass Piano

Fri 26 April – Sat 25 May 2019
World Premiere

Play by Alix Sobler
Directed by Max Key

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Princess Alexandra thought her life would never change, living in the palace with her father, the hopeless poet King Ludwig, her maid Galstina, and glimpses of her mother as she runs across the lawn.

And of course, there’s the matter of the grand piano made of glass that she swallowed as a child, sitting inside her at all times. But when Lucien Bonaparte arrives, suddenly anything seems possible…

Laced with dry humour, Alix Sobler’s accomplished play will transport you to a 19th century Bavarian palace to find four characters trapped by their situations, and prevented from fulfilling their dreams of love.

The Glass Piano is directed by Max Key who received an Olivier nomination for It Is Easy To Be Dead at Trafalgar Studios, described by Michael Billington as “a beautifully orchestrated production” in a five-star Guardian review.

Princess Alexandra is played by Grace Molony (Best Actress – The Stage Debut Awards 2017) who joins a fine cast that includes, Timothy Walker, Laurence Ubong Williams and Olivier-winner Suzan Sylvester. Composer Gabriel Prokofiev’s lyrical score is played live on stage by prize-winning concert pianist Elizabeth Rossiter.

Monday – Saturday, 7.30pm (no performance on Mon 6 May)
Previews: Friday 26, Saturday 27 & Monday 29 April, 7.30pm
Press night: Tuesday 30 April, 7.00pm

Post-show Q&A with the cast, hosted by co-founder on, Terri Paddock: Wednesday 8 May

Previews: £20
All other performances: £30, £25

Concessions: £5 off full price available Monday – Thursday only for over 65s, students and benefit claimants)

£15 Mondays available for under 30s, students and benefit claimants

Schools £15 per student. One teacher goes free for every eight students.

This performance contains haze

Running time
2 hrs 15 min including interval

Main Auditorium

Photo: Hugo Glendinning

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