The Happy Prince
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Sue Casson's 'charming and radiant' ( musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic parable, directed by Tom Blackmore returns to the Fringe after its 2012 success. The enduring story of how a statue prince and migrating swallow redeem the poverty of a city is brought imaginatively up-to-date by a cast of four and a piano, exploring how a tale is told and bringing alive for the audience all the tricks of the trade. This 'enchanting' ( production boasts an original score with 'witty lyrics and soaring melodies' (Big Issue).