Mon 29 Jun - Fri 3 Jul

The Little Prince

Stories by Michael Morpurgo and Guests
Live from Instagram, Facebook and YouTube accounts:
Instagram: @ifru_london and @alicemazzilli
Facebook: @InstitutFrancaisLondon and @thelittleprinceofficial
YouTube: FrenchInstituteUK and lepetitprincetv
⬇️ Find the full programme and replay the past episodes below
From 29 June to 3 July 2020, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni and the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Foundation for Youth, in collaboration with Montblanc, will host on their social media a series of five exclusive readings of The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, one of the best-selling and most translated books ever published, in a new translation by acclaimed author and playwright Michael Morpurgo.

Along with Michael Morpurgo, actor Kristin Scott Thomas, poet and novelist Ben Okri, actor and poet Jade Anouka, actor Ruth Wilson, actor Tom Burke and great nephew of Saint-Exupéry, Olivier d’Agay will bring to life the Little Prince as he embarks on a journey to explore the universe in a true quest to unveil the meaning of life and human nature.

To complete this exceptional line-up of talent, His Grace, The Duke of Wellington will launch the first episode and series on 29 June 2020. The series will be moderated by award-winning TV and radio broadcaster, and host of Penguin’s podcast, Nihal Arthanayake.

In addition to the Original illustrations by Saint-Exupéry will be presented, as well as live drawings by innovative calligrapher Alice Mazzilli inspired by the readings.

This exceptional event marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, and the 120th anniversary of the birth of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.


From left to right: Michael Morpurgo, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Okri, Ruth Wilson, Jade Anouka, Nihal Arthanayake, Tom Burke

▶️ Replay the Episode 1

All grown-ups were once children. (But very few of them seem to remember that!)”

Readings by Kristin Scott Thomas & Michael Morpurgo followed by Q&A.


▶️ Replay the Episode 2

Children! Look out for Baobabs!

Readings by Ben Okri & Michael Morpurgo followed by Q&A.


▶️ Replay the Episode 3

It is a wise man who can judge himself

Readings by Ruth Wilson & Michael Morpurgo followed by Q&A.


▶️ Replay the Episode 4

The important things in life you cannot see with your eyes, only with your heart

Readings by Jade Anouka & Michael Morpurgo followed by Q&A.


▶️ Replay the Episode 5

If you love a flower growing on a star, it is wonderful at night, to gaze up at the sky

Readings by Tom Burke, Olivier d’Agay and Michael Morpurgo followed by Q&A.

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