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Three ways to enjoy the story of The Little Prince

October 9, 2019

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A few years ago I discovered the wonderful story of The Little Prince. A book that one of the children had brought home from the school library for us to enjoy at bedtime. From that first time reading the book I fell in love with the story and it has been one that we have enjoyed time and time again.

Today I wanted to share with you three ways you can enjoy The Little Prince story, each offering their own way of interpreting the story and bringing it to life.

The Little Prince Story

The Little Prince and Image

A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. “Please,” asks the stranger, “draw me a sheep.” And the pilot realizes that when life’s events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper . . .

Thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed the world forever for its readers.

The Little Prince hardback book is available to buy from Amazon

The Little Prince {Netflix original film}

A person wearing a costume, with Little Prince

Rediscover one of the most beloved stories of all time. At the heart of it all is a Little Girl and her mother who is preparing her for the world in which they live – only to be interrupted by her eccentric, kind-hearted neighbour, The Aviator. The Aviator introduces The Little Girl to his new friend The Little Prince, and a world where anything is possible.

The acclaimed film features voice work by Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, and Ricky Gervais.

The story starts with a little girl and her mum waiting for an interview for admission to Werth Academie. The mum is prepping the little girl about what to say and how she needs to be focused on the future. The interview doesn’t go well so the mum opts to move into the school catchment area in order for the little girl to attend Werth Academie.

Her mum wants the little girl to succeed so unveils a board detailing all the tasks she needs to complete, every minute of her day is mapped out for her. (The stationery addict in me was craving a board like that for my house). As she heads out to work leaving the little girl at home to study, the little girl soon notices the aviator leaving next door.

The aviator opens up a whole new world to the little girl, including the story of The Little Prince.

The Little Prince Netflix Original Film is available to view on Netflix.

The Little Prince Theatre Show

A young boy in a blue sky
Luca Silvestrini’s Protein presents “The Little Prince”, a new show about love and friendship for children and adults alike, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, at Dance East. Photograph © Jane Hobson.

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 obsessively counting stars?

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.

Adapted and Directed by Luca Silvestrini
Co-commissioned by The Place and DanceEast. Supported by The Point, Eastleigh, Warwick Arts Centre and Dance City

Performances are being held on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 at the Norwich Theatre Royal at 3pm and 7pm.

Win a family ticket to see The Little Prince at the Norwich Theatre Royal

To help you discover or fall in love again with the story of The Little Prince, we are lucky enough to have a family ticket to see the show at the Norwich Theatre Royal on Tuesday 22nd October.

Prize: A family ticket (for up to four people) to see The Little Prince at the Norwich Theatre Royal on Tuesday 22nd October at 3pm

To enter complete the Gleam widget below, all entries are optional and each one completed will gain you more entries into the random draw.

Tickets for The Little Prince at the Norwich Theatre Royal

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