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Oscar Wilde's 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. This enchanting production explores how a tale is told, with original music and magic, bringing alive for the audience all the "tricks of the trade".

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' Casson produces that rare thing - a well-written new musical...(her) harmonies could give Andrew Lloyd Webber a run for his money'

The Stage

2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the premiere of 

The Happy Prince. A new production is

presently in development.

The story so far

THE BUXTON QUEST

Easter 1992

Commended by the Buxton Opera House in its' 'Quest for new musicals' The Happy Prince received its' first performances in a tent on the green.

Interview

Hear Sue Casson in conversation with MusicalTalk's Thos Ribbits in 2012

'I am covered with fine gold,' said the prince, 'you must take it off leaf by leaf and give it to my poor;
the living always think that gold can make them happy'

Oscar Wilde