The Little Prince - Arcola Theatre

To Do List Daily: The Little Prince – Tue 9 Feb

The Arcola Queer Collective present a unique take on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s French classic Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince), reaching out to the castaway in us all.

Part of the Arcola Theatre’s Creative Engagement Winter Season “What Makes An Artist?”, The Little Prince sees the Arcola Queer Collective take a fresh look at Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic novella for children.

One of the most translated books in the world, The Little Prince (or, more accurately, Le Petit Prince) is a poignant and touching story of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss – and here, in the hands of the Arcola Queer Collective, the story is uniquely reimagined to speak to “the castaway in all of us: challenging our perspectives, opening our eyes and bringing us back to what truly matters”.

Each performance of The Little Prince will be preceded by a world premiere staging of one of six new short plays inspired by the production:

8 February – They Sat There and Talked by Damien Hughes
Directed by Ross Crosby. Performed by Tamir Pettet and Travis Alabanza

9 February – And Where There Once Were Two by Alexis Gregory
Directed by Lynette Linton. Performed by Alexis Gregory and Rubyyy Jones

10 February – Perfume and Stale Cigarettes by Lydia Cawson
Directed by Claire O’Flaherty. Performed by Bex Large

11 February – Handle With Care by Phil Rhys Thomas
Directed by Amy Stratton

13 February – Claire by Bex Large
Directed by Ross Crosby. Performed by Sheena Anyanwu


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