The Little Prince, a South African inspired adaptation

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In celebration of the 75th anniversary of The Little Prince, the Market Theatre Foundation and the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) with the support of Mazars present a unique African adaptation of the timeless classic.

The Little Prince, a classic and infamous fable by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's will be performed by the Market Theatre Foundation's brand-new theatre company – Kwasha! This promising Pan African production premiered at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and is now touring across South Africa, including Durban, Bloemfontein, Sasolburg and Johannesburg.

Originally written in French, The Little Prince is the world's most translated book, outside of religious works. It is translated in 300 languages including English, Zulu, Afrikaans and Xhosa. The Little Prince performed by Kwasha! will be a magical re-telling of the book using an innovative and playful fusion of art forms - storytelling, music and circus – in multiple languages, creating a unique South African inspired production of this French masterpiece, for adults and children alike.

Kwasha! Theatre company, is a collaborative project between the Market Theatre Laboratory and The Windybrow Arts Centre. The project aims to support the careers of recent graduates and to provide drama classes for youth at the Windybrow Arts Centre.

This unique adaptation that provides a fusion of French Classical literature with an African spirit promises to a deliver a captivating experience for the whole family to enjoy! This production will be performed throughout October and November across South Africa.

Performance Dates:


23 - 24 October

ERT (Etienne Rousseau Theatre)


1 - 3 November

DUT, Courtyard Theatre


8 - 25 November

Market Theatre Laboratory



Full details about this exciting event here.





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