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The Little Prince

Adapted by
Inua Ellams
Directed by
Femi Elufowoju, jr 
60 minutes
Age recommendation
20 Jan - 1 Mar 2020
Inua Ellams

Fuel presents The Little Prince, in association with English Touring Theatre 

Adapted by Inua Ellams, and directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr.


Broken down in the Sahara Desert, desperate to repair her fighter jet, a pilot meets an extraordinary Little Prince. As he recounts his adventures, the pilot re-discovers the power of belief, the importance of doing what we can to protect our natural world, and the true meaning of friendship.

In Inua Ellams’ magical retelling, the Little Prince descended from an African race in a parallel galaxy. He travels across time and space seeking help to bring peace to his warring planet. His journey as a galactic emigrant addresses climate change, morality, takes us through solar systems of odd planets with strange beings, and shows how even a little thing can make a big difference.

Children and adults were transported to the world of the Little Prince with puppetry, music of North African heritage and a rich Afrofuturist aesthetic.


Writer: Inua Ellams 

Director: Femi Elufowoju, jr 

Designer: Miriam Nabarro 

Movement Director: Kemi Durosinmi 

Composer: Cassie Kinoshi 

Sound Designer: Lewis Gibson 

Lighting Designer: Neill Brinkworth 

Puppet Designer: Nick Barnes  

Puppet Director: Laura Cubitt 

Casting: Nadine Rennie 

Dramaturg: David Greig 


Co-commissioned by Fuel, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, ASU Gammage, Z-arts, The Albany, Warwick Arts Centre, and Future Arts Centres. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England, Golsoncott Foundation and the Garrick Trust.   


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