The Little Prince adaptation premieres at Omnibus

London theatre news: Thursday 14 November 2019

Christmas shows - Off-West End

This Christmas, multi-award-winning Omnibus Theatre premieres a new stage adaptation of The Little Prince, one of the best-selling and most translated novellas ever published.
The Little Prince at Omnibus Theatre

Image: Omnibus Theatre

Omnibus Theatre's artistic director, Marie McCarthy, will be at the directorial helm of the premiere of a new stage adaptation of The Little Prince this festive season.

Playing at Omnibus from 4 to 30 December, the show is written by critically-acclaimed storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's original novella (first published in 1943) has sold more than 150 million copies world-wide and been translated into over 300 languages - one of the most translated books ever published.

Following Omnibus Theatre's award-winning success in crafting beautiful winter shows for all ages (Offie-winner 2018 for Zeraffa Giraffa) The Little Prince promises a brilliant blend of enchanting storytelling, puppetry, projections and music.

Omnibus Theatre's Artistic Director Marie McCarthy commented ...

"We are really thrilled to be staging this cherished story that has such enduring appeal.

It speaks on many different levels in ways that both adults and children can relate to.

There are iconic images and magical elements in this production and my hope is that audiences will be taken on an emotional journey with the little prince and discover the beauty of friendship."

About Omnibus Theatre

Omnibus Theatre is a multi award-winning independent theatre in Clapham, South London.

Finalist in the Fringe Theatre of the Year 2019 The Stage Awards, recipient of the Peter Brook/Royal Court Theatre Support Award 2016 and Offie winner 2018.

The heart of its ambitious programme, inspired by the building's literary heritage, lies in both classics re-imagined and contemporary storytelling.

The venue provides a platform for new writing and interdisciplinary work, aiming to give voice to the underrepresented and challenge perceptions.

Omnibus believes in affordable tickets and theatre for all.

Since opening in 2013 notable in-house productions include Woyzeck (2013), Macbeth (2014), Colour (2015), Mule (2016), Spring Offensive (2017) and Zeraffa Giraffa (2017).

Omnibus Theatre is led by Artistic Director Marie McCarthy and patrons include Dame Judi Dench, Sir Michael Gambon, Matthew Warchus, Sir Richard Eyre and Maggi Hambling.

The theatre is a registered charity and receive no core funding.

Show listing information


The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched,

They are felt with the heart.

On a quest to save the asteroid that he calls home, The Little Prince encounters a stranded pilot and her crashed plane.

Their adventure is one that will take you and your family across the galaxy, from the Sahara Desert to the Moon.

Following Omnibus Theatre's award-winning success of crafting beautiful Winter shows for all ages comes The Little Prince, a brilliant blend of enchanting storytelling, delightful puppetry, live music and a dash of festive magic.

Meet the wise Snake who speaks in riddles, the streetwise Fox who won't be tamed and the lost Pilot in need of a friend.

Will the pilot fix her plane?

Will the Little Prince ever see Rose again?

Can your imagination unlock the galaxy?


Comfort Fabian - The Little Prince

Vera Chok - The Pilot

Royce Cronin - The Rose


Author: Sally Pomme Clayton
Composer: Lillian Henley
Director: Marie McCarthy
Designer: Sophia Pardon
Musical direction: Jack Benjamin
Lighting: Rachel Sampley
Sound: Jon McLeod
Movement: Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster
Production: Felicity Paterson


Omnibus Theatre
1 Clapham Common Northside


From: Wednesday 4 December 2019

Closed: Monday 30 December 2019


Standard: £10

Concessions: £8


Show website
ActDrop full listing for The Little Prince

About London theatre news from ActDrop

We cover all kinds of news stories about theatre in the London area including items about West End, Fringe, Off West End and other venues, as well as new shows coming to the capital, theatre events like scratch nights, theatre festivals and other interesting theatre news that can't be so easily classified!

We'd love to hear from you if you have a news story we can share with theatre-goers.

Just use this form to contact us.

If you are a producer, PR agent or a representative of a theatre company, we have a special page just for you.

And thanks for visiting ActDrop!


Buy tickets for Back to the Future at the Adelphi Theatre