“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Author of The Little Prince)
Charmingly narrated by a pilot stranded in the desert, you'll find out how the Little Prince leaves behind his own tiny asteroid and beloved rose and journeys through the universe, coming face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups! Have you ever heard of a king who reigns over nothing? Or a businessman obsessively counting stars?
Once on planet Earth, the Little Prince is welcomed by a mysterious snake and a truly wise and friendly fox before encountering the lone pilot. Together they discover the power and beauty of friendship and the complexity of love.
Based on the world-famous story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince is brought to life using Protein’s award winning mix of dance, humour and spoken word. With an original score by Frank Moon, design by Yann Seabra, lighting by Jackie Shemesh and video design by Daniel Denton, Protein’s charming dance theatre show invites us to look at the world through one’s heart and to reconnect with our inner child.
Age recommendation: The show has been made with ages 5 – 105 in mind but has nothing unsuitable for younger siblings so it's suitable for everyone, young and old.
Duration: 70 mins (no interval)
Please note: This performance contains some haze
"St-Exupéry’s enigmatic tale [...] delivered with quirky charm." ★★★★ The Observer
“Charming, imaginative and playful” ★★★★ The Stage
TUE 17 - TUE 24 DEC: Free front of house activities
Children can enjoy The Little Prince themed activities before and after the performance.
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Protein is oﬀering Primary schools dance workshops based on The Little Prince that support pupils' learning and imaginations. If you are a teacher and would like to find out more about the workshops please click HERE.
Adapted and Directed by Luca Silvestrini
Devised and performed by Andrew Gardiner, Kip Johnson, Donna Lennard, Faith Prendergast / Emily Thompson-Smith (17 Dec)
Pilot character devised by Jack Sergison and Karl Fagerlund Brekke
Associate Director Valentina Golfieri
Design by Yann Seabra
Music composed by Frank Moon
Lighting design by Jackie Shemesh
Video design by Daniel Denton
Associate video design by Hayley Egan
Production Manager Rachel Shipp
Sound Engineer Thomas Evans
Assistant Stage Manager Bethan Shaw
Co-commissioned by The Place and DanceEast. Supported by The Point, Eastleigh, Warwick Arts Centre and Dance City.
Formed in 1997, Protein is one of the most distinctive voices in British dance theatre. Artistic Director Luca Silvestrini uses a blend of original choreography, humour and music to create witty shows, both on- and off-stage, that reflect the absurdity in everyday situations and experiences.
Duration: 60 mins
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Autumn Season 2019