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The Little Prince: First Night

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HELPPPPPP! It's the first night of 'The Little Prince' tonight - the 'show what I wrote' - with a little help from Saint-Exupéry obviously. Conceived of as just a little 'entertainment' it has turned into a full blown show. We are so under-rehearsed and I'm not sure how we shall get through it. We have a cast of 8 - aged between 18 and 80 - (playing 16 characters) plus a singer and a puppet. There are 10 scenes which included volcanoes, baobabs, sausages, flowers, wells, stars and a prince ascending vertically into space. We have all sorts of music and finish with the whole company dancing the can-can. Whatever else: this is a loud show. No photographs yet but I am going to take some tonight.

Posted at 13th May 2010 - 05:21PM   Posted by Fennie   The Little Prince: First Night Comments: 14

Cait's Avatar I wish you the very best of luck but I am sure you don't need it!Smile
It's a great idea to use this story.

Posted by: Cait on 13th May 2010 at 05:25PM

Ivy's Avatar What no boa constrictor?????

toi,toi,toi (spitting over your left shoulder 3x)

Posted by: Ivy on 13th May 2010 at 05:26PM

Fennie's Avatar Won't a crocodile do?

Posted by: Fennie on 13th May 2010 at 05:37PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar And I am going to miss it. The first time I have missed a show for decades. Still I did dress the Little Prince, made a boabab tree and sorted the programme.

Break lots of legs, Fennie, but no more heads!

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 13th May 2010 at 05:43PM

Blossomcottage's Avatar First night nerves dear heart you will be great!LaughingLaughingLaughing

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 13th May 2010 at 06:18PM

Dancing Dog's Avatar Break a leg! Sounds fantastic, can't wait to hear all about it.

Posted by: Dancing Dog on 13th May 2010 at 06:53PM

CalicoKate's Avatar Oh yes, break a leg and all the very best of whatsits and all that. It'll go swimmingly I'm sure. Sounds like you'll have a ball.

Posted by: CalicoKate on 13th May 2010 at 07:07PM

Ivy's Avatar Is break a leg what you say to actors before their performance?

Posted by: Ivy on 13th May 2010 at 08:15PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Yes. Theatrical types are well-known for their belief in superstitions, or at least for their willingness to make a show of pretending to believe them. The term 'break a leg' appears to come from the belief that one ought not to utter the words 'good luck' to an actor. By wishing someone bad luck, it is supposed that the opposite will occur. Other superstitions are that it is bad luck to whistle in a theatre, to say the final line of a play during dress rehearsal, or to say the name of 'the Scottish Play' in a theatre's green room.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 13th May 2010 at 08:57PM

Mollygolver's Avatar Didn't know thatExclamation So being the case, Fennie, break a leg from me too. Looking forward to seeing the pics

Posted by: Mollygolver on 13th May 2010 at 09:18PM

Well, break a leg indeed. You mentioned all kinds of creatures, but what about the Fox? Can't have The Little Prince without the dear Fox. It would be like bread without butter, salt without pepper, Cameron without Clegg.

We'll eagerly await the review.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 13th May 2010 at 09:22PM

Mountainear's Avatar Yes, break a leg. The Little Prince sounds like a fantastic idea. Hope you get rave reviews.

Photographs please.

Posted by: Mountainear on 13th May 2010 at 10:08PM

Frances's Avatar Well, Fennie, here I am ... you know the ticket holder who arrives a bit into the first act? Well, I realize I have gotten here after your receiving all sorts of applause.

Excuse...I was writing my comment about the wasp next and its macro implications.

How I would love some day to see one of these theatre productions. Hope my wish will come true.

PLease do post more about the Petit Prince.


Posted by: Frances on 14th May 2010 at 02:13AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Wow Fennie - well done you . . . the first night is now over - how did it go and sorry I wasn't here to say break a leg.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 14th May 2010 at 08:43AM

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