An adaptation by celebrated Cornish poet Charles Causley (1917-2003) of 'Es waren zwei Königskinder', collected by Annette von Droste-Hulshoff, itself a German ballad version of the Greek legend of Hero and Leander.
Two children of warring kings are in love. Every night the Prince swims across the water to see his love, who lights a lamp for him to see his way, but one night the lamp is extinguished and he drowns. The Princess joins him in a watery grave.
Premiere: 27 March 1986: Margaret Greenham Theatre, The Banff Centre
Director: Campbell Smith
Designer: Catherine Handfield
Lighting: Christopher Popowich
Conductor: Julian Grant
Martin Lindsay, Christopher Snell, Laurel Smith-Devlin, Penny Cookson
Narrator - baritone
Young Prince - tenor
Young Princess - soprano
Queen - mezzo-soprano
Flute, Bassoon, Horn in F, Trumpet in C, Percussion (1 player), harp, double-bass