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The Little Prince (Oxford University Dramatic Society)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011

Our story-teller aeroplane pilot strides through a room circled with children, telling us his story of crashing in the Sahara desert and inexplicably meeting a lost Prince, the magic of which is just as present today as back when you read the book as a child. But in its translation to the stage, we picked up students acting as irritating children and characters that reveal too much. What the book rendered ridiculous through the Little Prince’s eyes here becomes simply sad, as when the Drunk tells us exactly why she drinks, or when the Prince leaves his pilot by the end. This, and the parables presented, make this more a play for the Big People than for the really Little.

C Soco, 3 – 29 Aug, 3.45pm (5.00pm), £5.50 – £10.50, fpp275.
tw rating 2/5