Suitable for age 5 years – 105 years!
Running time: 70 mins (no interval)
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“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
Protein celebrates their return to live theatre with the award-winning family show The Little Prince, retold by a pilot stranded in the desert.
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, Luca Silvestrini’s The Little Prince is winner of the Fantastic for Families’ Best Family Event Award 2020 and was nominated for Best Modern Choreography at the National Dance Awards 2021.
The Little Prince is brought to life using Protein’s critically-acclaimed 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 new show invites us to look at the world through one’s heart and to reconnect with our inner child.
Suitable for everyone young and old.
All shows are relaxed performances. You can find out more about relaxed performances here.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “St-Exupéry’s enigmatic tale delivered with quirky charm. Prendergast is touchingly excellent in the title role” The Observer
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Charming, imaginative and playful” The Stage
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “an artful piece of children’s entertainment without sacrificing adult appeal.” The Times
Adapted and Directed by Luca Silvestrini
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.