Puppets Take Centre Stage for Laycock’s The Little Prince
Friday, 10 June 2016
Take flight with your imagination with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Little Prince, adapted by Simon Clarke from the original story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
One of the most widely read books in history - 140 million copies sold worldwide and printed in more than 250 languages and dialects’ including braille - this exquisite tale tells the story of a curious prince who leaves his tiny home planet and journeys across the universe, discovering that adults have very strange ideas about the things that really matter.
With its timeless message about the importance of friendship, The Little Prince is an adventure that celebrates the richness of human feeling and imagination.
Council’s Manager of Culture Phil Cantillon said Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is Australia’s champion of puppetry and a leader in puppetry internationally.
“This production is a beautifully vivid work which reminds us all of the magic of the imagination. It speaks strongly about what really matters in life; the people around us and the relationships we form.
“Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is the leader in this creative arena and has skilfully adapted this heart-warming classic into a true masterpiece.
“Laycock Street Community Theatre is delighted to host a production of this calibre and excited that we can share this enduring narrative with local audiences,” said Mr. Cantillon.
This cleverly designed production reveals the tiny world of the Prince, the Sahara Desert and the stars of the night sky. Hand carved puppets of the Fox, the Snake, the Little Prince and the Rose, are all characters which are sure to live on in the audience’s imagination well beyond the final curtain call.
At 50 minutes and suitable for ages four and above, The Little Prince is a special experience for families to share.