What’s On: The Little Prince, The Omnibus Theatre in Clapham

This Christmas, Omnibus Theatre premieres a new stage adaptation of The Little Prince, one of the best-selling and most translated novellas ever published.

Directed by artistic director Marie McCarthy with music composed by Lillian Henley in 1927, the message of the performance is: ‘The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart’.

On a quest to return to the asteroid that he calls home, The Little Prince encounters a stranded pilot and her crashed plane.

Their magical adventure is one that takes them across the galaxy, from the Sahara desert to the moon.

Along the way, they meet fantastical and mysterious characters including the Rose, the wise Snake who sees all, the streetwise Fox who won’t be tamed and the King without any subjects.

Omnibus Theatre’s artistic director, Marie McCarthy, said: “We are really thrilled to be staging this cherished story that has such enduring appeal.

“It speaks on many different levels in ways that both adults and children can relate to.

“There are iconic images and magical elements in this production and my hope is that audiences will be taken on an emotional journey with the little prince and discover the beauty of friendship.”

The Little Prince will run at the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham from December 4-30.

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