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Performance type Laterna magika
Running time 135 minutes
Running time
Recommended for adults & children 10yrs+. Younger children are welcome to attend.

690 CZK tickets
No senior, student or child reductions for this price category.

590 CZK tickets
Senior (65yrs+): 50% discount.
Student (19-26yrs): 50% discount.
Child (0-18yrs): 50% discount.

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Performance language
Printed programme in English, Czech & German.
Production and Back Stage
Screenplay: Petr Oslzlý, Vladimír Morávek
Stage Director: Vladimír Morávek
Sets: Daniel Dvořák
Costumes: Sylva Zimula-Hanáková
Music: Zbyněk Matějů
Dramaturgy: Lucie Němečková
Choreography: Libor Vaculík
Camera: Matěj Cibulka
Projections: Šimon Koudela
Assistant choreographer: Zuzana Hrzalová, Pavel Knolle
Assistant stage Director: Kristian Mejstřík.
Cast
Pilot: Petr Batěk
The Little Prince: Kryštof Racek, Šimon Veitz
Le Petit Prince: Sebastian Vopěnka, Fabián Povýšil
Mum and Fox: Jaroslava Pokorná
Mistress of Darkness: Eva Vrbková
The Rose with Four Thorns: TBC
Inhabitants of the Seven Planets and the Full-Grown Baobab Tree: Dominik Teleky
The Head of the Snake: Kryštof Mende, Martin Šemík
The Baobab Tree, which for a while looked like the Rose: Jan Vokrouhlecký,Samuel Stříbrný
Dancers: Tereza Chábová, Anna Dvořáková, Zuzana Herényiová, Eliška Kolářová, Pavlína Červíčková, Tamara Kšírová, Eva Zápotocká, Viktor Svidró, Alexandr Sadirov, Libor Kettner, Adam Sojka, David Stránský.
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Laterna magika: The Little Prince at the New Stage Theatre

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Performance Details
Laterna magika is the resident theatre company at the New Stage Theatre in Prague.

Established in 1958, Laterna magika created the world's first multimedia theatre.

Their aim is to tell a story without spoken words. Instead, productions combine the latest film and digital projection techniques with live dramatic action - energetic dance routines, pantomime and black light theatre. Stunning sound and lighting effects also play a significant role.

This production takes its inspiration from the novella the Little Prince, which is the fourth most-translated book in the world. It is the best-known work of the French writer, poet and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

The Little Prince was first published in 1943. Although generally classified as children's literature, its deep message strikes a cord with people of all ages, for it contrasts the pure, simple view of life and its workings held by a young boy, with the more complicated views of adulthood, where people are influenced by a desire to control nature, and of the dominance of technology, materialism and selfishness.

The story of the Little Prince begins with a pilot stranded in the Sahara Desert, following the crash of his aircraft. There he meets a young boy who has fallen to Earth from an asteroid. He subsequently refers to the boy as the Little Prince.

Over the course of eight days stranded in the desert, as the narrator attempts to repair his plane, the Little Prince recounts the story of his life. He has travelled to 7 planets and encountered many creatures, making sense of it all purely with friendship and love, which highlights how a child's feelings differ from those of grown-ups.

Laterna magika's stage version of this poetic tale features all the elements reader's of the book will expect: the terrestrial desert and the pilot, and the inhabitants of the seven planets - the King, the Vain Man, the Drunkard, the Businessman, the Lamplighter, the Geographer and the Fox, who shows the Little Prince the value of friendship.

Of course, as this is Laterna magika, there are plenty of surprises in store too.

The Little Prince is a colourful and engrossing multimedia show, which makes full use of modern theatre and film media to tell the tale. Images are projected on to multiple screens, while in the foreground actors and dancers perform with great animation, song and dance. The show employs some fantastic costumes and a variety of props.

As the story is recounted visually, Laterna magika shows are ideal for an international audience, for both adults and children.