About Luca Silvestrini's The Little Prince

4 Stars

An artful piece of children's entertainment without sacrificing adult appeal

The Times

4 Stars

St-Exupéry’s enigmatic tale [...] delivered with quirky charm.

The Observer

4 Stars

Charming, imaginative and playful

The Stage

An enchanting dance show for children and adults alike!

In this enchanting story of love and friendship for children and adults alike, 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, inviting the audience to look at the world through one's heart and connect with their inner child.

Please note: Some shows of The Little Prince will be a relaxed performance. This means we create an environment where people are welcome to move, wiggle and make noise, latecomers are allowed at any time and audiences can exit and enter the performance space at any time. Other access performances, including Audio Described, BSL interpreted and live captioning with also be included in this run of The Little Prince, with dates to be confirmed shortly.

About Protein Dance

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, spoken word, humour and music to create witty shows, both on-and off-stage, that reflect the absurdity in everyday situations and experiences.

Cast and Creatives

Luca Silvestrini’s Protein
The Little Prince

By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Adapted and Directed by Luca Silvestrini
Performed by Karl Fagerlund Brekke, Simon Palmer, Faith Prendergast and Donna Lennard
Devised by the original cast with Andrew Gardiner and Jack Sergison

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
Photos by Chris Nash and Jane Hobson
Trailers by Roswitha Chesher

Originally co-commissioned by The Place and DanceEast. Supported by The Point, Eastleigh, Warwick Arts Centre and Dance City

Information for Schools

For schools bookings please contact our box office on groups@theplace.org.uk or boxoffice@theplace.org.uk for more information.

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