“It is reclaiming the princess archetype in a really touching, fun and hilarious way”
This week, The Princess, The Pea (and The Brave Escapee) opens at ACO Pier 2/3 for the school holidays.
Written by Australian playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer, our brand new ACO Families show is a Princess and the Pea origin story, sharing the adventurous tale of how a reluctant princess ended up at that castle in the middle of the night.
“It is written so beautifully. It has a mythical language, and it is reclaiming the princess archetype in a really touching, intimate, fun, hilarious, cheeky way,” actor Micaela Ellis, who plays our princess, says.
“The whole team of this show has just given their complete selves to it, and you’ll see that in every element of it: the music, the directing, the stage, the puppets… It’s really exciting. I can’t wait to see how you respond! It’ll be magic.”
Micaela is an actor from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) who grew up in Griffith in New South Wales. Alongside acting, she likes to paint and is the proud mother of a cat named Dante, “a gorgeous little one”, according to Micaela.
We have to know, if the actor was a princess for one day, what would she do?
“I would get on a pirate ship and live at sea for – well – the day! I’d be at sea, wind in my hair, seals swimming beside me. Yeah, that’s what I’d do!”