Vibrant New Version Of Children’s Favourite

Ipswich, UK. 11.12.2018. Luca Silvestrini’s Protein presents “The Little Prince”, a new show about love and friendship for children and adults alike, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, at Dance East. The show is touring in Eastleigh, Ipswich and Falmouth, from the 1st to the 22nd December 2018. Conceived and directed by Luca Silvestrini, the production is devised and performed by Andrew Gardiner (Fox, Geographer), Donna Lennard (King, Roses, Counting Man), Faith Prendergast (Little Prince), Jack Sergison (Pilot). Lighting design is by Jackie Shemesh, set and costume design by Yann Seabra, animation by Daniel Denton and the music composed by Frank Moon. Photograph © Jane Hobson.

A vibrant version of a classic children’s story is on its way to Norwich Theatre Royal.

Loved by children and adults around the world for generations, The Little Prince is being given a fresh and witty new look by Protein Dance, a company which specialises in bringing dance to those who would not normally see it.

Their artistic director Luca Silvestrini will mix a distinctive blend of dance, humour, words and music to bring the story to life on October 22.

Audiences can join The Little Prince as he journeys through a weird and wonderful universe meeting fascinating characters along the way while also learning about the value of friendship and love.

It tells the story of a pilot who finds himself stranded in the desert after crashing his plane. He meets an inquisitive boy who tells a remarkable story about how he left his tiny asteroid and journeyed through the universe.

Ipswich, UK. 13.12.2018. Luca Silvestrini’s Protein presents “The Little Prince”, a new show about love and friendship for children and adults alike, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, at Dance East. The show is touring in Eastleigh, Ipswich and Falmouth, from the 1st to the 22nd December 2018. Conceived and directed by Luca Silvestrini, the production is devised and performed by Andrew Gardiner (Fox, Geographer), Donna Lennard (King, Roses, Counting Man), Faith Prendergast (Little Prince), Jack Sergison (Pilot). Lighting design is by Jackie Shemesh, set and costume design by Yann Seabra, animation by Daniel Denton and the music composed by Frank Moon. Photograph © Jane Hobson.

During the show, The Little Prince comes face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups including a king who reigns over nothing, a businessman obsessively counting stars, to a mysterious snake and a wise and friendly fox.

The production aims to let the audience look at the world through their heart and connect with their inner child.

Luca Silvestrini said he is very excited to bring the story to life. He added: “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.”

The show also helps to mark 21 years of Protein Dance. The company has toured work nationally and internationally winning critical and audience acclaim, and its celebrated outdoor show (In)Visible Dancing was performed as part of the Hull 2017 UK City of Culture and the Stockton International Riverside Festival. It was also awarded the Critic’s Circle National Dance Award for Best Independent Dance Company in 2011 and was nominated again in 2016.

Enjoy a preview of the show below: