An Afrofuturist retelling of The Little Prince for family audiences

The Little Prince

If you love the French classic Le Petit Prince, you’ll not to want to miss the Little Prince premiering at Stratford Circus Arts Centre January 17th-20th and February 1st. The poet and playwright Inua Ellams, has adapted this enchanting story for the stage. A rare opportunity for family audiences to enjoy his award-winning wordcraft, your family will be transported to the world of The Little Prince with lyrical grace. But this time, with puppetry, music of North African heritage and a rich Afrofuturist aesthetic.

Broken down in the Sahara Desert, desperate to repair her fighter jet, a pilot meets an extraordinary Little Prince. As he recounts his adventures, the pilot re-discovers the power of imagination, the importance of doing what we can to protect our natural world, and the true meaning of friendship.

In Inua Ellams’ magical retelling of the much loved story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the Little Prince descends from an African race in a parallel galaxy. He travels across time and space seeking help to bring peace to his warring planet. His journey as a galactic emigrant addresses themes of climate change and morality. Simultaneously taking us on an adventure through solar systems of odd planets with strange beings. Ultimately, showing us all how even a little thing can make a big difference.

“Inua Ellams’ beautifully observed work is a pulsing and poetic delight. – The Guardian (on Barber Shop Chronicles written by Inua Ellams)
“Inua Ellams’ sublime tribute to the African art of storytelling. – The Stage (on The Half God of Rainfall written by Inua Ellams)

Inua Ellams work has been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, Tate Modern, Chris Ofili and the BBC. The Little Prince promises that rare thing of being equally captivating for little ones and their grownups too.

Further information:

When: Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Monday 20th January and Saturday 1st February 2020 7pm duration 60mins

Where: Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX


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