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The Peasant Prince

Dance

Monkey Baa is thrilled to announce the return of its award-winning production The Peasant Prince in 2024. The children’s version of Li Cunxin’s iconic autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer, The Peasant Prince is an extraordinary production of a remarkable story – of a peasant boy turned dance giant. It will inspire and enthral young audiences.

“You have your secret dreams. Follow them. Make them come true.”
From The Peasant Prince by Li Cunxin

The Peasant Prince tells the remarkable true story of a 10-year-old peasant boy’s journey from impoverished rural China to the international dance scene. This is a story of courage, resilience and unwavering hope.

Li, a 10-year old peasant boy is plucked from his village in rural China and sent to a ballet academy in the big city. He leaves everything and everyone he loves, including his family. Over years of gruelling training, this boy transforms from an impoverished peasant to a giant of the international dance scene. Li’s courage, resilience and unwavering hope for a better life for himself and his family makes The Peasant Prince a story to ignite our own aspirations to be the best person we can be. Audiences will be captivated by this very personal story, truly a 20th century fairy tale.

“It’s a vivid piece of storytelling that is skillful, theatrical and inspiring. It was a loving and honest adaptation of Li’s treasured memoir”
Stage Whispers

Monkey Baa's extraordinary production won Best Production at The Glugs and The Sydney Theatre Awards and a Drover's Award for the Best Tour in 2016.

 

Dates 

31 May 2024

Times 

Time
10am
&
1pm

Running time
55mins followed by a 10min Q&A

Interval
None

 

Prices 

Adult
$28.00

Concession
$24.00

Student
$22

Child
$20

Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)
$88

Group of 10+
$19 each

Araluen Member
$24.00

Genre 

Dance

Location 

Extra information 

Ticketing Policy

Online ticketing is available up until one hour prior to the performance.  
For ticket purchases after this time, please visit the Araluen Box Office or call us on (08) 8951 1122.

Accessibility

wheelchair  CC

Rating

PG

Booking Fee

For this event, a one-off service fee of $2.50 per transaction applies on all purchases online and by phone. All ticket prices include GST.