Media Release:


The Little Prince Shows What  Really Matters

Cairns, 15th July, 2016 –   Take flight with your imagination with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Little Prince adapted by Simon Clarke from the book by Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry.

Performing at the Centre of Contemporary Arts for two shows only on July 21, The Little Prince is an adventure story celebrating the richness of human feeling and imagination, with a timeless message about the importance of friendship.

One of the most widely read books in history with more than 140 million copies sold worldwide and printed in more than 250 languages and dialects including braille, Saint-Exupéry’s 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.

Associate director of Spare Parts and director of the production, Michael Barlow, described The Little Prince as a special experience for families to share.

“The Little Prince is an imaginative and vivid work, continually reminding us of the magic of the imagination.

“Jiri Zmitko’s design cleverly reveals the tiny world of the Prince, the Sahara Desert and the stars of the night sky.

“His hand carved puppets of the Fox, the Snake, the Little Prince and the Rose, are characters sure to live on in the audience’s imagination.”

“Performers Jacob Lehrer and Jessica Lewis have endeared themselves to audiences with great charm and humour to show what really matters in life.

“It is not the expensive or flashy things that have the greatest value, it’s the people we form relationships with,” he said.

Barlow said Lee Buddle’s music created a mood of mystery – and was so beautifully performed by world-renowned pianist Ross Bolleter, while Karen Cook’s lighting design would transport the audience from the world we know to the magical realm of the Prince.

The Little Prince has a run time of 50 minutes and is suitable for ages four and over.

There will be two performances at the Centre of Contemporary Arts on Thursday, July 21 at 11am and 6pm. Tickets are $19 for adults, $15 for concession and $12 for children under 10.

A “Performing with Puppets” workshop will also be held on Wednesday, July 20 between 4.30pm-5.30pm for children aged 12 and over. It is $10 per participant or $5 when booking a ticket to see the show.

See the website for more information.


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Strategic PR
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