The Little Prince

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Riverside Theatres presents
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

The Little Prince

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 28 June - 29 June 2016

Adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Let your imagination take flight with this beautiful production of The Little Prince adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. With its timeless message of the importance of forming friendships, The Little Prince is an adventure story that celebrates the strength of our imagination.

One of the most widely read books in history – 140 million copies sold worldwide – Saint-Exupéry’s exquisite and mysterious tale tells the adventures of a young and very curious prince who leaves his tiny home planet and journeys across the universe. Along the way he meets a pilot crash-landed in the desert, a cunning snake, a wild fox and an oddball cast of grown-ups with some very silly ideas about the things that really matter.

“The Little Prince leaps out from boxes and into hearts.” – Australian Stage

SPECIAL POST-SHOW PARTY
Tuesday 28 June 6pm

Share the magic of theatre with the kids or grandkids with a very special bedtime story performance followed by a French-themed after party for all.

Recommendation: Ages 4 – 12 and their families

Image by: Jessica Wyld

Dates & Times:
Tuesday 28 June 10am & 6pm (With post-show party)
Wednesday 29 June 10am & 12:30pm

AuslanWhite Auslan Interpreted Performance – Wednesday 29 June 10am

Director
Michael Barlow

Adapting Writer
Simon Clarke

Designer
Jiri Zmitko

Composer
Lee Buddle

Lighting Designer
Karen Cook

Puppet Construction
Jiri Zmitko
Kipling Smith

Performers
Shane Adamczak
Jessica Lewis

Suitable for Years K – 4

SCHOOL TICKETS

$18 per student/additional teacher (1 teacher free per 20 students)
Schools – Please download and fill out the booking form

FROM THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR…

Engaging your students with a text that has stood the test of time can really give them a broader appreciation for literature and expand their view of the world beyond modern stories and popular culture. Spare Parts Puppet Theatre breathes new life into this classic text solidifying your students’ UNDERSTANDING and giving them another point of reference for further exploration of the text. This particular story is a wonderful METAPHOR for human nature, and the classroom learning activities are boundless when it comes to studying the characters The Little Prince meets on his journey and analysing their characteristics and meaning.

BOOKING STEP-BY-STEP

  1. USE BOOKING FORM OR DOWNLOAD IT FROM THE WEBSITE
    All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Riverside’s risk assessment can be downloaded here and education support materials (where provided) are available below.
  2. SEND YOUR BOOKING FORM TO US
    Fax or email your booking form to Riverside Education
    Fax: 02 9683 3267
    Scan and email: education_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au
    Mail: Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta, NSW, 2124.
    N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then forward a tax invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt of booking forms.
  3. RIVERSIDE WILL CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING
    Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a non-refundable $125 deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise specified). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure.
  4. FINAL PAYMENT
    You can request changes to student numbers up to 4 school weeks prior to the performance. We strongly recommend making the cut-off point for students to pay the school and confirm their attendance at around 5 – 6 weeks before the performance or workshop date, giving yourself plenty of time to confirm final numbers. Riverside will invoice you for the balance, payable 4 school weeks before your performance or workshop date. At that stage student numbers are final. Bookings cannot be held if your final payment is not received and the deposit is forfeited. An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day and is subject to availability.
  5. FINAL INFORMATION SENT TO SCHOOLS
    A letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets if you are attending a performance that has been allocated as a schools matinee. For other general public performances, you will be issued with tickets which you will be required to collect from Box Office before the performance. Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to running times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form.
  6. ATTEND AND ENJOY!
    Seating at schools performances is general admission (unless otherwise specified) and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. We advise arriving at the theatre approximately 30 minutes prior to your performance.
    Please note all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings. If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please contact us on 8839 3308.

STUDENT AND TEACHER RESOURCES

The Little Prince Curriculum Links

SCHOOLS ACCESS AT RIVERSIDE

For information on access at Riverside Theatre please click here.

DOWNLOAD A SOCIAL STORY

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