Preah Samuth

Royal Ballet
Saturday December 6, 2008, 6:30 PM, Chaktomuk Convention Hall
Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust.

The Princess Buth Somaly, a daughter of the Giant king Virulchak and queen Vasun, one night, dreamed of being encircled by a huge dragon. Her odd dream was predicted by the servants that soon she would have a royal husband.

Accidently, one day, her father Giant King Virulchak allowed her to play in the royal park where she met a Prince named Preah Samuth. The Prince, presumptuously, told the servants that the princess Buth Somaly was his happily married couple since his previous life. Saying that, the Prince began to brandish his stick and prayed his magic spell to capture Princess Buth Somaly to his palace.

With furious anger, the Giant King, Virulchak, swiftly called for his troops to pursue the enemy. Being tired after a long way, Preah Samuth and Princess Buth Somaly took a rest in the forest.

Meanwhile, there was a wild giant named "Veykan" coming across the beautiful Princess sleeping with her royal husband. The wild giant fell deeply in love with her. Then, he hypnotised Preah Samuth and furiously wooed Princess Buth Somaly. Veykan forced her to follow him, otherwise her husband would be killed.

On the contrary, the giant was swindled by the Princess trickery. Having a chance, the Princess swiftly rushed to pick up and brandish her husband's magic bow, praying for his merit, to create many troops to fight with Vaykan, the wild giant...