Gunnhild, Mother of Kings: the musical

So right now I’m in Singapore with my mum and brother to see some relatives and experience the Chinese New Year season in southeast asia (and spend some time with my dad who works over here right now).

Yesterday I realised that the legendary version of the life of Queen Gunnhild of Norway the “Mother of Kings” and wife of Eirik Blood-Axe, could make a pretty good musical. She’s depicted as a fantastically beautiful and ambitious witch from northern Norway who manages to marry a prince. I’m imagining something along the lines of Evita in Norway! with Che’s role being taken by Egil Skallagrimsson (“Waltz for Gunnhild and Egil” anyone?)

Does anyone share this weird thought or do I just like Andrew Lloyd Webber too much?