An ode to the power of romance in a torturous world.


From the company that brought Merciless Gods to the Griffin stage comes a queer re-telling of one of Oscar Wilde’s most beloved and tender stories.

Little Ones Theatre’s award-winning The Happy Prince is a playful and poetic visual fable about the earth-shattering love that grows between a golden statue and a spritely swallow. Directed by Stephen Nicolazzo (Best Director, 2018 Green Room Awards) and brought to life by unforgettable performances from Catherine Davies and Janine Watson.

“Detailed, sumptuous and authentically sensuous.”
The Australian

“A flawless little jewel.”
★★★★1/2 The Age

Originally developed and presented by La Mama

This show contains adult themes, nudity, smoke, haze effects and the smoking of herbal cigarettes.

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Image: Pia Johnson

Cast & Creatives

Director Stephen Nicolazzo
Set & Costume Designer Eugyeene Teh
Lighting Designer Katie Sfetkidis
Composition & Sound Designer Daniel Nixon
Producer Little Ones Theatre, Jo Porter
With Catherine Davies, Janine Watson

Performance Times

Previews 25–26 June (sold out)
Opening Night Thursday 27 June
28 June – 6 July

Performance Times
Monday – Friday 7pm
Saturday 2pm & 7pm

Running Time
60 minutes no interval


“Watson and Davies are enchanting and enchanted by each other: Davies is witty and biting and bold; Watson is grave and soulful and strong. When they first regard each other – just for a moment – the world stops spinning… This is a small play, a short play, but it soars.” ★★★★ Cassie Tongue, Time Out

“…made memorable by Janine Watson’s cerebral stillness and tangible depth, while the contrasting bright energy of twirling, soaring Catherine Davies is exhilarating.” ★★★★ Diana Simmonds, StageNoise

“this intricately made, gracefully performed production, which fairly throbs with emotion, holds you spellbound…” ★★★★  Jason Blake, Audrey Journal

“Catherine Davies and Janine Watson are our players, both enchanting and majestically impassioned, full of soul in their performance of a piece that all our broken hearts need to encounter.” Suzy Wrong, SuzyGoesSee

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