theatre royal bury st edmunds family show

What a great way to start half term! Earlier this week we were invited to see a beautiful dance interpretation of the iconic book The Little Prince at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

As a family we’ve been to the theatre together many times, musicals panto and a couple of pre-schooler shows. However, this was the first time I’d taken my daughter to a dance performance. Especially as this was interpreting a book aimed at older children, having only just turned 6, I wasn’t sure if it would hold her attention or all go over her head. I needn’t have worried. The beautiful choreography, and the way the performers embodied their characters really drew her in. She was enchanted from the beginning, sitting enthralled throughout.

Conceived and directed by Luca Silvestrini, the shows tells the story of the Little Prince. Stranded in the desert where he’s crashed his plane, a pilot meets an inquisitive boy who tells him a remarkable story of how he left his own tiny asteroid and journeyed through the universe.

On this journey, the Little Prince comes face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups, from a king who reigns over nothing to a businessman obsessively counting stars, from a mysterious snake to a truly wise and friendly fox. With an original score by Frank Moon, design by Yann Seabra and lighting by Jackie Shemesh, Protein’s new show invites us to look at the world through one’s heart and to reconnect with our inner child.

shows for children at the theatre royal bury

Family Shows at the Theatre Royal

It was a lovely show to enjoy as a family. We went with my mum who loves the book and enjoyed their interpretation of the story. For me the production was the highlight. The simple sketches that illuminated the stage, and the flow of the dancing, transitioning the audience effortlessly as it introduced each new character to the story, was a pleasure to watch. finally, although many of the themes went over my little girls head, the story was enacted beautifully and put forward many messages from the book in such a simple way for her to enjoy.

The little prince dance show by protein Dance

Shows for Children in Bury St Edmunds

Although simple the spheres worked so well setting the scene, being a perfect backdrop for the amazing costumes. My daughter especially loved the elaborate talking rose garden!

The tour is running for another month, finishing back in East Anglia In Ely on the 22nd March.All the tour dates and booking info is on the Protein Dance website here

Disclosure: We were gifted our tickets for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own

Finding a show that appeals to all the family can be tricky! We recently watched the School of Rock in the West End and for us it was the perfect option for a six & eight year old. If you are after a show that both boys and girls will love you can read our full review here

If you are in East Anglia and on the hunt for days out with the kids I have lots of ideas and reviews across Suffolk and Essex in my days out section right here

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