Monkey Baa Theatre Company

The Peasant Prince

A story of courage, resilience and unwavering hope.

Performances & Gigs

Event Details


Performances & Gigs

Event Starts

May 3, 2024

Event Ends

May 8, 2024

Add to Calendar 05/03/2024 12:00 AM 05/08/2024 12:00 AM Australia/Melbourne The Peasant Prince A story of courage, resilience and unwavering hope.

ARA Darling Quarter Theatre


3/1-25 Harbour St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Monkey Baa Theatre Company is thrilled to present our education program of ‘The Peasant Prince’ for students in years 2-6 and their teachers, playing at ARA Darling Quarter Theatre in May, Term 2 2024. 


The children’s version of Li Cunxin’s iconic autobiography, ‘Mao’s Last Dancer’, ‘The Peasant Princ’e is an extraordinary production of a remarkable story – of a peasant boy turned dance giant. It will inspire and enthral young audiences. 


‘The Peasant Prince’ tells the incredible 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. 


Students will be captivated by this very personal story, truly a 20th century fairy tale. 

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.  


Workshops and learning packs are also available to all school-group bookings. Visit our website for more information.  


“You have your secret dreams. Follow them. Make them come true.” 

From The Peasant Prince by Li Cunxin 

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