Arab Press

بالشعب و للشعب
Thursday, Feb 09, 2023

Stage version of fantasy tale ‘The Little Prince’ opens in Riyadh

A spectacular stage production of French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s fantasy tale “The Little Prince” has opened in Riyadh. Part of the Riyadh Season of activities, the music and dance show will run daily from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. until Jan. 14 at the World Theater in Boulevard Riyadh City.
Based on the novel of the same name, “The Little Prince” was written by the French aristocrat and military airman in 1943 and tells the story of a pilot landing in the desert, where he meets the titular prince and joins him on an extraordinary journey.

Show narrator, Chris Mouron, told Arab News: “Antoine wrote this book during the peak of World War II, a very difficult time for humanity. “We created this adaptation to give the book justice and translate those feelings of love, loss, and courage to the people watching ‘The Little Prince’ show.”

Director Anne Tournie said: “It took us three years to perfect the show with our 12 performers. First, we did visuals and light, then music, and choreography. “While I am better with visuals, Mouron is best with storytelling.

We want people watching it to really feel the impact of body language as we use it to interpret the feelings of the characters,” she added. The production sees the young prince embark on several adventures during which he explores different emotions through interactions with various characters.

Dylan Barone, 26, who plays the little prince, told Arab News: “You really need to get into the character and live the moments you’re going through with all the characters that the little prince meets. And so that’s what makes it all really beautiful. “I knew I needed to find my inner child to really be harnessed on stage. It was a great opportunity because I got to train for acrobatics, aerial performance, choreography, and acting all at once.”

Related Articles

Arab Press
Today's news from Britain - 9th February 2023
The five largest oil companies in the West generated combined profits of nearly $200 billion in 2022, which has led to increased calls for governments to impose tougher windfall taxes
2 earthquakes in Turkey killed over 2,300 people
Powerful Earthquake Strikes Turkey and Syria, Killing More Than 1,300 People.
Turkish photographer Ugur Gallenkus portrays two different worlds within a single image. Brilliant work
Charlie Munger, calls for a ban on cryptocurrencies in the US, following China's lead
Shell reports highest profits in 115 years
EU found a way to use frozen Russian funds
First generation unopened iPhone set to fetch more than $50,000 at auction.
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT - US Memphis Police murdering innocent Tyre Nichols
Almost 30% of professionals say they've tried ChatGPT at work
Interpol seeks woman who ran elaborate exam cheating scam in Singapore
What is ChatGPT?
Bill Gates is ‘very optimistic’ about the future: ‘Better to be born 20 years from now...than any time in the past’
Tesla reported record profits and record revenues for 2022
Germany confirms it will provide Ukraine with Leopard 2 tanks
Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre Photo Is Fake: Ghislaine Maxwell
Opinion | Israel’s Supreme Court Claims a Veto on Democracy
Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin Gets Married On His 93rd Birthday
Who’s Threatening Israeli Democracy?
Federal Reserve Probes Goldman’s Consumer Business
China's first population drop in six decades
Microsoft is finalising plans to become the latest technology giant to reduce its workforce during a global economic slowdown
Saudi FM discusses Kingdom’s economy, oil, Iran and US ties in Davos
Israelis rally in three cities against Netanyahu legal reforms
China's foreign ministry branch in Hong Kong urges British gov't to stop the biased and double standards Hong Kong report
Tesla slashes prices globally by as much as 20 percent
1.4 Million Copies Of Prince Harry's Memoir 'Spare' Sold On 1st Day In UK
After Failing To Pay Office Rent, Twitter May Sell User Names
Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of Elvis, dies aged 54
FIFA president questioned by prosecutors
Britain's Sunak breaks silence and admits using private healthcare
Saudi Arabia plans to use domestic uranium for nuclear fuel
Mohammed Bin Salman chosen most influential Arab leader of 2022
Dirty bomb fears as URANIUM is found in cargo at Heathrow
Hype and backlash as Harry's memoir goes on sale. Unnamed royal source says prince 'kidnapped by cult of psychotherapy and Meghan'
United Arab Emirates says it will teach Holocaust in schools
Saudi Arabia set to overtake India as fastest-growing major economy this year 
International medical experts speak out against COVID-19 restrictions on China
Google and Facebook’s dominance in digital ads challenged by rapid ascent of Amazon and TikTok
FTX fraud investigators are digging deeper into Sam Bankman-Fried's inner circle – and reportedly have ex-engineer Nishad Singh in their sights
TikTok CEO Plans to Meet European Union Regulators
Japan reportedly to give families 1 million yen per child to move out of Tokyo
Saudi Arabia’s female ambassadors: Who are the five women representing the Kingdom?
Almubarak named ‘The Best Central Bank Governor of the Year 2023 for the Middle East’
Will Canada ever become a real democracy?
Hong Kong property brokerages slash payrolls in choppy market
U.S. Moves to Seize Robinhood Shares, Silvergate Accounts Tied to FTX
Effect of EU sanctions on Moscow is ‘less than zero’ – Belgian MEP
Dubai announces $8.7 trillion economic plan to boost trade, investment and global hub status