"All grown-ups were children once... but only few of them remember it."
THE LITTLE PRINCE is one of the most wonderful books about childhood and the magical power of the imagination. It is the story of a pilot who crashes his plane in the Sahara desert and there, he meets the little prince who has left his home, Asteroid B 612, on a journey across the universe. He has run away from a rose who has confused and upset him. But now, having met many people on many different planets, the little prince realises: "I was too young to know how to love her" and he wants to return home, to look after her. Stranded in the desert, caught between life and death, the pilot and the little prince discover the secret of friendship. Martin Oelbermann narrates this famous story, which is loved equally by children and grown-ups, in a solo performance against a backdrop of the author's original drawings.
"You only see clearly with your heart. The most important things are invisible to the eyes."
This production is suitable for all children from the age of 6.
Running time: 90 minutes plus interval.
Cast and Creatives
Narrator - Martin Oelbermann Scenography & Costume - Alison Neighbour Video Designer - Adam Lansberry Author - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Translation - Ros and Chloe Schwartz
Martin Oelbermann is a German actor/director who specialises in storytelling and epic drama. After studying Philosophy and French at Ulster University in Coleraine and training at RADA, Martin has directed and devised many plays in Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Dresden, Mainz, Vienna, Graz and London. Most recently, Martin has been seen in the cinema as Heinrich Eberstadt in FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM and in UNDER MILK WOOD by Dylan Thomas at Jermyn Street Theatre.
Alison trained as a designer at RADA. She designs for traditional theatre spaces and outdoor and environment-based work, and is especially interested in work that has a spirit of play and which gives the audience agency. Recent work includes: Hanging in the Balance (mac, Birmingham); Constellations & A Peter Rabbit Tale (Singapore Repertory Theatre); Ross & Rachel (UK tour); Spine (UK Tour); The Curtain (Young Vic); De-Railed (HOME, Manchester); Phenomenal People (Fuel, UK Tour); Crazy Gary’s Mobile Disco (Chapter Arts Centre & Wales tour); I Told You This Would Happen (ARC, Stockton & UK tour); Lost in the Neuron Forest (Wales Millennium Centre & UK tour); The Eyes Have It (Imagine Watford Festival); Followers (Southwark Playhouse); Used Blood Junkyard (Arcola); Square Bubble (InTransit & National Theatre). Alison’s work was exhibited at World Stage Design 2013 and Make/Believe 2015. Alison is also co-founder of Bread & Goose theatre company. www.alisonneighbourdesign.com www.breadandgoose.co.uk