Adapted by Inua Ellams
Directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr
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 climate change, morality, takes us through solar systems of odd planets with strange beings, and shows how even a little thing can make a big difference.
Children and adults will be transported to the world of The Little Prince with puppetry, music of North African heritage and a rich Afrofuturist aesthetic.
Inua Ellams’ beautifully observed work is a pulsing and poetic delight.The Guardian (on Inua Ellams' Barber Shop Chronicles)
Produced by Fuel, in association with English Touring Theatre.
Co-commissioned by Fuel, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, ASU Gammage, Z-arts, The Albany, Warwick Arts Centre, and Future Arts Centres. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and the Garrick Trust.