The National Theatre has unveiled a first listen to songs from its new musical Hex.
Premiering over the festive period, the new show is an adaptation of the 17th-century folk-tale Sleeping Beauty.
Playing at the Olivier Theatre to 22 January 2022, the musical is described as going “beyond the kiss that woke the Sleeping Beauty and tells the fairy’s tale”.
It tells the story from the fairy’s perspective as she tries everything in her power to make things right after placing the hex on the baby.
Songs From Hex – Highlights from the National Theatre Production has been released by Broadway Records, available to stream and download.
You can also watch two music videos below for the songs Probly and Sixteen.
Probly is sung by Fairy (Rosalie Craig). After Fairy has been invited to the Palace to bless the new baby, Rose, she questions whether she should go or whether she will be forever on the outside.
Meanwhile Sixteen is sung by Rose (Kat Ronney). On the eve of her 16th birthday our soon-to-be sleeping beauty dreams of breaking free from her over-protective parents and the confines of her palace life.
The full cast for the production features Tamsin Carroll as Queenie, Rosalie Craig as Fairy, Michael Elcock as Bert and Kat Ronneyas Rose.
They’re joined by Christopher Akrill, Delroy Atkinson, Esme Bacalla-Hayes, Madeline Charlemagne, Ebony Clarke, Sonya Cullingford, Hanna Dimtsu, Tamsin Dowsett, Joe Foster, Ben Goffe, Eleanor Kane, Daisy Maywood, Kody Mortimer, Joseph Prouse, Shaq Taylor and Sargon Yelda.
Rufus Norris directs with music by Jim Fortune, book by Tanya Ronder, lyrics by Rufus Norris, designs by Katrina Lindsayand choreography by Jade Hackett.Orchestrations by Simon Hale, music supervision by Marc Tritschler, music direction by Tarek Merchant, lighting design by Paul Anderson, choreography by Jade Hackett with consultant choreography by Bill Deamer,sound design by Simon Baker and video design by Ash Woodward.
Tickets are available online here.