The Peasant Prince

Terrace 3, 1-25 Harbour Street , Sydney NSW 2000

This April, the award-winning theatre company for young people, Monkey Baa will premiere The Peasant Prince, a new Australian play based on the incredible true story of Mao’s Last Dancer.

Aimed at ages six and over, the play begins as a young Li Cunxin is taken from his small rural village in northern China to study at an elite dance academy in Beijing. Although the training is grueling, he is inspired by dreams of a better life for both him and his family. When a famous ballet master from the USA visits the academy, his life is changed forever.

Exploring themes of belonging, motivation, loneliness and hope, The Peasant Prince will inspire young people to overcome fears and follow their dreams. Following its Sydney premiere at the Lendlease Darling Quarter Theatre, The Peasant Prince will tour 38 venues across Australia.

Recommended for ages 6+

  • The Arts
Age Appropriateness
Cost Per Child
  • Free
  • $10
  • $20
  • $30
  • $50
  • $100
  • $100+

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