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Saturday, November 3, 2018


(Pic by ©Dee-Ann Kaaijk)

A sheer delight from start to finish. (Review by Ralph Lawson)

This production by the Market Theatre Foundation's brand new theatre company, Kwasha!, The Little Prince is a sheer delight from start to finish. 

An adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic French fable, it is brought to life by a talented, energetic cast of five in a brilliant fusion of story-telling, simple, highly effective props, music and delightful choral song, that is engagingly original.

The story of the boy who leaves the safety of his own little planet to travel the universe where he comes face to face with the bizarre behaviour of adults is enhanced by a subtly invoked South African setting and the excellent stage design by Wilhelm Disbergen, lighting by Sibusiso David Ndumndum and choreography by Daniel Buckland. Direction by Clara Vaughan and Mwenya B. Kebwe is spot-on and captures the spirit of the original and its observations about life and human nature with commendable economy.

A collaboration between the French Institute of South Africa, the Market Theatre Foundation, Mazars  and the KZN Arts Trust, who helped to bring The Little Prince to Durban, the production marks the 75th anniversary of the world's most translated book (outside of religious works) and is a perfect tribute to the original. - Ralph Lawson

(“The Little Prince” has one more performance at the DUT’s Courtyard Theatre in Durban tonight (November 3, 2018) at 19h00. Tickets R80 (R60 for Alliance Francaise de Durban members and OAPs; R40 scholars and students with student ID) available at the door. The tour wraps up at the Ramloao Makhene Theatre at the Market in Johannesburg this month).