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The Happy Prince archiveThis heart-rending story about a Swallow's faithful love for the golden statue of a Prince is told through a seamless fusion of dance and song. This modern musical adaptation is set in an unpleasant 1920's Laundry House from which the potent technicolour world of the fairy tale evolves. Dark humour, greed and corruption are at work as the malevolent designs of a despot Mayor drive a town into bankruptcy and ruin. Drawing parallels to the world today, walls are being built to divide societies, so the Statue of a Prince, trapped behind the walls of his own palace, must win over the heart of a Swallow to save his people. A Showcase Performance. Oscar Wilde's beloved fairy tale is re-imagined for the stage in a modern musical adaptation starring Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia, Eastenders), Olivier-award winner Janie Dee (Follies, National Theatre), Sam Archer (Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands) and Sophia Hurdley (Cinderella). A seamless fusion of dance and song, The Happy Prince tells the story of a swallow's faithful love for the golden statue of a Prince and their race against time to save their town.


Janie Dee (Mrs Bentley), Phil Daniels (The Mayor), Sophia Hurdley (The Swallow), Sam Archer (The Prince), David Burt, Louis Gaunt, Sammy Graham, Jessica Pardoe, Edwin Ray, Ronald Samm, Cilla Silvia, Gemma Wardle, Alfie Wickham


Music: Hal Cazalet
Lyrics: Hal Cazalet
Book by: Michael Barry (from Oscar Wilde)
Producer: Wilde Theatre Productions
Director(s): Hal Cazalet, Michael Barry (movement director)
Lighting: David Howe
Choreographer(s): Sophia Hurdley, Sam Archer

The Happy Prince

The Happy Prince (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T1553197498. Details of all The Happy Prince archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S27587901

Archive Listings

3 May 19
4 May 19
The Place Theatre
Inner London
Greater London

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