The Little Prince, Omnibus Theatre - ★★★★★ - Until December 30, 2020


This Little Prince held the entire audience enchanted. We visited a crashed plane in the desert, met a talking rose and a pompous king and whizzed through space on flights to the moon and the planets. Marie McCarthy, the director, brilliantly stretched our imagination and certainly didn't patronise her audience. It was wonderful to see young children held captivated by this allegory on the nature of friendship. Comfort Fabian was splendid as the bewildered Little Prince while Vera Chok was outstanding especially as a wonderfully ingratiating and voracious fox. Royce Cronin impressed in a wide variety of cameos, especially as the delightfully effete Rose. Grabbing the imagination is a key to success especially in a fringe production without West End budgets, and here we truly believed in all the wonders laid before us largely thanks to Sophia Pardon and the team's striking visual images. It is all too easy to rely on cheap gags and innuendo to keep the accompanying adults amused; here it was intelligent dialogue and the truth of a story well told which did the trick. The Omnibus really has found a gem with The Little Prince which charms young and old alike.

Reviewed by D.S.J.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆☆☆ 

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WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Until December 30, 2020
Mon - Fri: 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
Sat & Sun: 11 am & 2 pm
Omnibus Theatre
Nearest tube: Clapham Common
https://www.omnibus-clapham.org/the-little-prince/

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