The Peasant Prince

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Wednesday 6 July 6.00pm
Thursday 7 July 10.30am
Thursday 7 July 1.00pm
Friday 8 July 1.00pm
Saturday 9 July 1.00pm

Li Cunxin's iconic autobiography Mao's Last Dancer was first published as a children's picture book, The Peasant Prince. Monkey Baa is honoured to adapt this story for the stage.

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 knows, including his beloved parents. Over years of gruelling training and determination, 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 makes The Peasant Prince a story to ignite our own aspirations.

Tim McGarry

55 minutes
no interval

Fog/smoke effects

Monkey Baa Theatre Company

Based on the book by Li Cunxin, illustrated by Anne Spudvilas, adapted by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry
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By: QUT Gardens Theatre