Sat 18 Dec to Fri 24 Dec

Luca Silvestrini's Protein

The Little Prince

Adult £14 | £12 (concs) / Child £8

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Protein celebrates their return to live theatre with the award-winning family show, The Little Prince.

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! Based on the world-famous story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,

Luca Silvestrini’s The Little Prince is winner of the Fantastic for Families’ Best Family Event Award 2020 and was nominated for Best Modern Choreography at the National Dance Awards 2021.

The Little Prince is brought to life using Protein’s critically acclaimed mix of dance, humour and spoken word.

Duration: 70mins

Age Recommendation: Suitable for everyone young and old  

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

"An artful piece of children’s entertainment without sacrificing adult appeal" - ★★★★ The Times

"A packed house of schoolchildren were enthralled from start to finish" - ★★★★ The Stage


Free Activities!
Before and after the show you can enjoy making your very own paper plane and origami star to take home with you. 

Access performances: 

Tue 21 Dec 11.30am: Relaxed performance

What is a relaxed performance?
Relaxed performances offer a warm welcome to people who face barriers attending the theatre.

By taking a laid-back approach to noise and movement coming from the audience, this performance is ideal for anyone who feels more comfortable in an inclusive environment.

What can you expect from this relaxed performance?

  • A friendly welcome and introduction at the start of the show detailing what a relaxed performance is
  • Lights not too dark over the audience
  • Relaxed approach to noise and movement
  • Freedom to leave and re-enter the auditorium
  • A calm and quiet chill-out area for anyone who needs it
  • Small amendments to the lights and sound (such as removing loud or sudden sound effects and strobes lights)

Everyone is welcome to attend the relaxed performance of The Little Prince whether you face barriers at the theatre or not. It will be an inclusive and enjoyable experience for all.

Please provide The Place with your party’s access need(s) so we can make your visit as comfortable as possible.

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How to watch

This is a live performance in The Place theatre. 

Please note: We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety and experience of our performers and audiences. With that in mind, we are continuing to sell at a reduced capacity with a view to increase to full capacity should the conditions allow for it. As a result, the seating layout may change between the time of your booking and the performance date, therefore seating may not be socially distanced. Please rest assured that our aim will be to operate our front of house areas and auditorium within recommendations for safety. If you have any questions please contact

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Production Credits | Luca Silvestrini’s Protein - The Little Prince By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Adapted and Directed by Luca Silvestrini
Devised and performed by Andrew Gardiner, Donna Lennard, Simon Palmer, Faith Prendergast
Pilot character originally devised by Jack Sergison
Pilot character later developed and performed by Karl Fagerlund Brekke and Kip Johnson
Understudy: Luis Dunn
Associate Director: Valentina Golfieri
Design: Yann Seabra
Music Composition: Frank Moon
Video Design: Daniel Denton
Associate Video Design: Hayley Egan
Production Manager: Rachel Shipp
Sound Engineer: Thomas Evans
Assistant Stage Manager: Bethan Shaw
Co-commissioned by The Place and DanceEast.
Supported by The Point, Eastleigh, Warwick Arts Centre, Dance City and Northern School of Contemporary Dance.

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Times: 11.30am / 3pm / 7pm
Duration: 70 mins
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Autumn Season 2021

Autumn Season 2021

We're delighted to announce a fantastic programme of live performances as well as opportunities to engage with dance online.