NOW ON STAGE!
20 SEPT - 21 OCT 2018
PIETER TOERIENS MONTECASINO THEATRE
The Little Prince - a mini-musical
JOHANNESBURG PREMIERE | 25 October - 25 November 2018
Cast: Nieke Lombard, Caitlin Salgado and Christelle van Graan
Book and Direction by Elizma Badenhorst
Music and Lyrics by Wessel Odendaal
Shadow Puppetry Designs by Bernice Troskie
Antoine de Saint-Exupery`s beloved tale of a pilot and a young alien prince has been delighting readers since it was first published in 1943 and has since been translated into more than 250 languages. Even if you know The Little Prince (or Le Petit Prince in its original French) by heart, you have never seen it quite like this!
The 60minute long mini-musical will feature original music by Wessel Odendaal, under the pen and directorship of Elizma Badenhorst. Exupery illustrated his novel himself and decided to omit any sketches of what the Pilot may have looked like. Badenhorst took her cue from the author and will feature the first female Pilot to portray the iconic role.
With a timeless charm this family show tells the story of The Little Prince, who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the oddities of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal journey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.
Told with the help of the wonderment of shadow and Japanese Bunraku puppetry, this tale is not to be missed by young and old alike.