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The Little Prince

A WW2 pilot has crashed in the middle of the Sahara. If she doesn’t find water soon she’ll die. But instead of water she finds a mysterious child – the Little Prince whose imaginative adventures and tales of far off planets quench a deeper thirst.

Written and recorded entirely through lockdown Metta Theatre have created a 6 track EP of songs from their new British musical spun into a short film retelling Antoine De Saint Exupery’s much loved story through the medium of shadow puppetry.

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Metta Theatre are an award-winning mid scale touring theatre company focusing on creating new cross-artform theatre. Founded in 2005 by writer/director P Burton-Morgan and designer William Reynolds they have collaborated with Little Angel Theatre on several projects over the years including a shadow puppet production of Benjamin Britten’s Canticles in 2010, a puppetry adaptation and 2014 UK tour of Alice in Wonderland, with acclaimed puppeteer Mandy Travis; and a circus/puppetry musical adaptation of Rob Biddulph’s Blown Away in 2017.

Credits:

Writer & Director P Burton-Morgan

Composer & Musical Director Candida Caldicot

Film-maker Will Reynolds

Puppetry Designer Su Owens Mixing & Mastering Simon Small

Keys Candida Caldicot

Violin Clare Taylor

Cello Maddie Cutter

The Pilot Rosalind Ford

The Prince Josh Barnett

The Snake/Fox/Rose Anne-Marie Piazza

The Hands of the Prince Noah (8) and Finn (6) Morgan-Reynolds