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Hugh Grant will make a stage appearance in Abu Dhabi.

The famed British actor has been announced as a last-minute addition to the regional premiere of The Little Prince.

The 55-year-old will be the “live narrator », tasked with telling the classic tale, in a fresh musical adaptation by Nick Lloyd Webber and James D Reid.

Part of the continuing Abu Dhabi Festival, the family performance is an Arab World premiere, hosted at Emirates Palace on April 21 and 22.

Grant will narrate the story alongside an orchestra of 40 players and 13 principal singers and ensemble, under the baton of acclaimed music director Simon Lee.