alixsobler

February 8, 2020 at 11:55pm

The Glass Piano is a new play by Alix Sobler, currently on at the Coronet Theatre in London. Is its story a wild piece of absurdist invention? A resonant bit of symbolism?

Not a bit. Princess Alexandra of Bavaria was a real, 23-year-old royal, who really did believe she had swallowed a piano made of glass when she was child.

She crept slowly through the corridors of the palace, turning sideways to get through doorways, terrified that if she knocked into something or was... See More

The Glass Piano is a new play by Alix Sobler, currently on at the Coronet Theatre in London. Is its story a wild piece of absurdist invention? A resonant bit of symbolism?

Not a bit. Princess Alexandra of Bavaria was a real, 23-year-old royal, who really did believe she had swallowed a piano made of glass when she was child.

She crept slowly through the corridors of the palace, turning sideways to get through doorways, terrified that if she knocked into something or was jostled, the instrument inside her would shatter into thousands of pieces.

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