Plays Directory : The Happy Prince

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Oscar Wilde
  • Written
    1888
  • Overview
    An adaptation of the short story by Oscar Wilde; "The Happy Prince", who was not as happy as he seemed.

    The protagonist of the story is a gilt and bejeweled statue of a prince, who stands on a tall column overlooking a city. A swallow, who has delayed his migration to Egypt for the love of a reed, rests on the statue's plinth; the Prince is crying at the injustices he can now observe, having been isolated from the realities of his society while he was alive. The Prince asks the swallow to remove the ruby that adorns his sword, and give it to a poor seamstress with a sick child; the swallow does so. The swallow stays with the Prince over the ensuing weeks, distributing the jewels and gold from the Prince to the poor of the city. When the Prince is completely denuded of gold, the swallow realizes he is dying from cold; the Prince asks the swallow to kiss him on the lips. The swallow dies, and the Prince's lead heart breaks. The next day, the Mayor of the city observes the state of the statue, and orders it to be removed and melted down. The Prince's heart does not melt in the furnace, and it is discarded on to the same dust-heap where the swallow's body is lying

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Connected mandy members:

Kathryn Sanders
Kathryn Sanders
Stage Manager
2019, Stage Manager on Book
The Place, Kings Cross, London
Lisa Pleass
Lisa Pleass
Stage Manager
2019, Props Sourcer
The Place, Kings Cross
Elleshia Flowers
Elleshia Flowers
Costume Designer
2019, Costume Assistant & Makeup Artist
Ben Bull
Ben Bull
Lighting Designer
2019, Video Designer
The Place, London
Elleshia Flowers
Elleshia Flowers
Costume Designer
2018, Costume Assistant & Make up artist
Joseph Furey
Joseph Furey
Actor
2018, The Prince
Young Actors Theatre Islington
Pippa Meekings
2018, Various Roles
Touring Spain
Phoebe Shu Ching Chan
Phoebe Shu Ching Chan
Costume Designer
2017, Costume designer, costume maker, wardrobe supervisor
Edward Baxter
Edward Baxter
Photographer
2017, Photographer
Phoebe Chan
Phoebe Chan
Costume Designer
2017, Costume designer, costume maker, wardrobe supervisor
Verity Drew Firth
Verity Drew Firth
Child Actor
2017, Townsperson
The Young Actors Theatre
Amanda Bryant
Amanda Bryant
Lighting Technician
2015, Deputy Stage Manager
Small local tour
Savannah Betts
2015, The Happy Prince
Kielder Water Park
Lily Blackmore
2014, Pandora
C South, Edinburgh Fringe
Rae Piper
Rae Piper
Choreographer
2014, Swallow
Evelien Coleman
Evelien Coleman
Costume Maker
2014, Costume Maker
David Box
David Box
Actor
2013, The Prince
Touring
Kirstie Kavanagh
2013, The Reed/Musical Composer/Deviser
Joe H Makin Theare
Edward Charlton
2013, Prince
Miranda Heath
2013, Mayoress
Children's Show Tour