At the Riley Theatre

protein dance company | the little prince

Saturday 23rd November 2019 - Sunday 24th November 2019
1.30pm / 5.30pm
Riley Theatre

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, lighting by Jackie Shemesh and video design by Daniel Denton, the renowned company's latest show invites us to look at the world through our heart and reconnect with our inner child.

Formed in 1997, Protein is one of the most distinctive voices in British dance theatre, known for witty productions which reflect the absurdity and beauty of everyday life. The company has toured nationally and internationally, including sell-out runs at Edinburgh Fringe, and won the 2011 National Dance Award for Best Independent Company.

Tickets:£8/£5/£20 family

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"⭐⭐⭐⭐ Charming, imaginative and playful" The Stage

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

The story

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 who obsessively counts stars?

Once on planet Earth, the Little Prince is welcomed by a mysterious snake and a friendly fox before encountering the lone pilot. Together they discover the power of friendship and the complexity of love.

About the company

“Luca Silvestrini is the sharpest of comic choreographers” – Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

Founded by Luca Silvestrini, Protein has been entertaining and provoking audiences since 1997.

Luca creates dance theatre work that tackles the complexity of modern life. The company has toured throughout the UK and internationally with its acclaimed productions including LOL (lots of love) and May Contain Food, performing in Europe, the Middle East, the USA, Canada, Thailand, India, Colombia and more.

In addition to on-stage works, Luca has created large-scale cross-generational participatory events, including the world record-breaking Big Dance Class, and outdoor shows such as (In)visible Dancing, which has now been commissioned thirteen times and reaches an audience of over 130,000 people.

Border Tales, a project created with and for refugees, was commissioned by BBC World Service for their Identity season. Protein has won numerous accolades, including Best Independent Company at the 2011 National Dance Awards.