Tara Travis (left) stars in both the Little Prince and Who Killed Gertrude Crump at the Capitol Theatre.

Tara Travis (left) stars in both the Little Prince and Who Killed Gertrude Crump at the Capitol Theatre.

The Little Prince and Gertrude Crump

Monster Theatre's Tara Travis is bringing two shows to the Capitol on January 18, one for adults and the other for children.

Performer Tara Travis is bringing two shows to the Capitol Theatre on January 18 — one for adults, and the other for children.

The first of the two shows, The Little Prince, is an adaptation of the beloved novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It features actor Nancy Kenny in the title role, while Travis plays “everybody else”.

“Multiple character work is kind of my specialty,” said Travis.

Travis said she’d long wanted to perform a show based on The Little Prince, and she finally got the chance after teaming up with Monster Theatre’s Ryan Gladstone.

During the show, the little prince meets a variety of flamboyant characters. Some of them are aliens, which means there will be plenty of large body masks and costume pieces.

The Little Prince play at 2 p.m. that day, and then six hours later Travis will be back on stage for the puppet show Who Killed Gertrude Crump, in which Travis plays the ghost of Agatha Christie.

“She’s particularly cheeky in the afterlife,” said Travis. “It’s a full-on murder mystery, so it does address death and murder and guns, that sort of thing. But it’s more of the old school archetypes, like an Agatha Christie novel with Monster Theatre humour injected.”

Travis said working with puppets gives her a freedom she appreciates.

“I have puppets that say horrifying things.”

Tickets for The Little Prince are $12.50. Tickets for Who Killed Gertrude Crump are $20 for adults and $16 for students.