The Happy Prince

A new play by Sophie McMahon,
on the story by Oscar Wilde

At a time when we are all looking at statues in a new light who exactly is plinth-worthy?

Our story tells the tale of a Prince whose only claim to fame would seem to be that he was happy and of course a Prince. Happy in his palace, happy with his wealth, happy in his ignorance. But once he is up there on his column he cannot help but see the misery and poverty and unhappiness that has always surrounded him. Aided by his new friend, a love-lorn and late to hibernate swallow, he begins to try and make a difference. But at huge cost…

Corkscrew presents a new, child-friendly version of Oscar Wilde’s old story. Written by Sophie McMahon for an outdoor and socially distanced audience.

Please note:
You MUST book a ticket before attending the venue, this is to ensure that all track and trace procedures are in place for each venue.
The volunteers at the venues will be on hand to assist and ensure that social distancing measures are in place and adhered to throughout the performance.
All performances are taking place outside, so you may want to bring something to sit on – chairs or blankets – either is fine.

Show dates

Saturday 5th September, 2pm
The Church of the Good Shepherd – Arbury
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Saturday 5th September, 6pm
Abington Woods – Abington
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Sunday 6th September, 2pm
St Mary Magdalene Church
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Tickets are free for this event, but you MUST pre-book your tickets.
There will be a retiring collection – with proceeds going to the Red Hen Project.