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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 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 classic tale re-imagined on stage for children and their grown-ups!

“St-Exupéry’s enigmatic tale […] delivered with quirky charm. Prendergast is touchingly excellent in the title role”  The Observer    

“Charming, imaginative and playful”   The Stage    


“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them” 

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Key Information


Friday 29 November & Saturday 30 November 2019


DanceXchange, The Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome


“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 


About Protein

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

“I am fascinated by the idea of retelling a well-known story that can engage the whole family, a theatrical experience that both the young and the grown-ups can share and enjoy together.” 

Luca Silvestrini


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.