The Little Prince
Brand new show from Luca Silvestrini's Protein
Welcome to the incredible story of the Little Prince, retold in this live show 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, 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, video design by Daniel Denton and lighting by Jackie Shemesh, Protein’s new show invites us to look at the world through one’s heart and to reconnect with our inner child.
“Luca Silvestrini is the sharpest of comic choreographers” The Guardian
Autumn Tour 2019
Theatre Royal Norwich
Tue 22 October
Pavilion Dance South West
Fri 25 & Sat 26 October
Theatre Royal Winchester
Mon 28 & Tue 29 October
The Edge, Bath
Fri 1 November
Sat 9 November
Nottingham Lakeside Arts
Sun 17 November
Riley Theatre, Northern School of Contemporary Dance
Sat 23 & Sun 24 November
The Lowry, Salford
Tue 26 November
DanceXchange, Birmingham Hippodrome
Fri 29 & Sat 30 November
Dance City, Newcastle
Thur 5, Fri 6 & Sat 7 November
The Place, London
Tue 17 - Tue 24 December
Introducing our cast
It gives us pleasure to introduce Faith Prendergast and Karl Fagerlund Brekke, whilst welcoming back to the Protein family Andrew Gardiner and Donna Lennard.
Royal Opera House Family Sunday!
Join the Little Prince, the fox and many other fabulous creatures at the Royal Opera House's Family Sunday on 28 July with an excerpt of Protein's The Little Prince!
The world-famous story
“All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Little Prince or Le Petit Prince was first published in April 1943 and is the most famous work of French writer and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The well-loved story is one of the most-translated books in the world and has been voted the best book of the 20th century in France.
“I am really excited to bring to life such a beautiful and important parable...it is a relevant example of what should really matter in life. Love, friendship, and even loss, take centre stage in this story as children make discoveries and their grownups are reminded that they were once children too.” Luca Silvestrini
Adapted and Directed by Luca Silvestrini
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
Tour booker Sarah Trist
Photographer studio images Chris Nash
Photographer production images Jane Hobson
Promo trailer Roswitha Chesher
Co-commissioned by The Place and DanceEast, supported by The Point, Eastleigh, Warwick Arts Centre and Dance City.
Booking The Little Prince
Are you a venue or promoter wanting to book The Little Prince? Check out our Promoter's pack. We look forward to hearing from you.