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The Happy Prince


  • Playwright


  • Adapted / Translated From

    Oscar Wilde

  • Adapted From Notes

    Adapted from the fable of the same name.

  • Author Notes

    Devised by the company.

  • Notes

    For ages 6-9 years.

  • Synopsis

    The Oscar Wilde classic tells the story of a Prince and the Swallow he befriends. As their friendship develops, the Prince and Swallow look out over the city the Prince once ruled. From the rooftops and the windows of tenements they see the beauty and the sadness, the laughter and tears of the people who live in it. 

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

Original Cast  
Prince Paul Kennedy
Swallow Myles Breen
Production Team  
Director Emelie FitzGibbon
Set Designer Catherine Mulvihill
Puppet Maker Geraldine Creedon
Puppet Maker Suzanne Chan

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Graffiti Theatre Company

  • Address

    Assumption Road
    Co. Cork
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    + 353 (0)21 439 7111

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from press cuttings and the company's website.