The Little Prince

Year of Production


Touring Dates

23 & 24 October 2020

29 & 30 October 2020

A story of love and friendship for children and grown-ups alike

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.

Running time: 70 minutes

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"St-Exupéry’s enigmatic tale [...] delivered with quirky charm. Prendergast is touchingly excellent in the title role"
The Observer
"An artful piece of children’s entertainment without sacrificing adult appeal"
The Times
"A packed house of Ipswich schoolchildren was enthralled from start to finish"
The Stage
"Among the most inventive and ingenious mini-masterpieces you are likely to see this year"
The Reviews Hub
"Luca Silvestrini’s The Little Prince fills the eye and the heart"
Culture Whisper
"Utterly enchanting"
London Living Large


Karl Fagerlund Brekke

Faith Prendergast

Donna Lennard

Andrew Gardiner

Kip Johnson

Emily Thompson-Smith

Production Credits

Adapted and directed by
Devised and performed by
Associate Director
Design by
Music composed by
Lighting design by
Video design by
Associate video design by
Production Manager
Sound Engineer
Assistant Stage Manager
Tour booker
Pilot character devised by
Promo trailer by
Photos by
Artwork by
Co-commissioned by
Supported by

Tour History

More About The Show

“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.

For Promoters

Are you a venue or promoter wanting to book The Little Prince?
Check out our Promoters’ pack.

The Little Prince is also available for international touring!
Find out more here.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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