12:39PM, Monday 27 January 2020
Join the Little Prince from Asteroid B612 (as a grown up might have it) as he journeys through a weird and wonderful universe, meeting fascinating characters along the way whilst learning about the value of friendship and love.
This imaginative version from Protein Dance is part of South Hill Park’s Lift Off Dance Festival which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Stranded in the desert where he’s crashed his plane, a pilot meets an inquisitive boy who tells him a remarkable story of how he left his own tiny asteroid and journeyed through the universe.
On this journey, the Little Prince comes face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups, from a king who reigns over nothing to a businessman obsessively counting stars, and is welcomed by a mysterious snake and a truly wise and friendly fox.
With an original score by Frank Moon, design by Yann Seabra 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.
The cast of four includes Donna Lennard and Andrew Gardiner from previous Protein shows plus Faith Prendergast, who has previously performed with Russell Maliphant Company and Karl Fagerlund Brekke, who has recently performed with Leila McMillan Dance and Arthur Pita.
Luca Silvestrini said: “I am really excited to bring to life such a beautiful and important parable. The Little Prince’s journey to other asteroids and planet Earth is both magical and transformative and 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. I’m incredibly lucky to embark on this journey with a fabulous team of artists and we are creating a theatrical experience that will entertain and connect the entire family.”
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