Monday 27 May


At Darwin Entertainment Centre - The Playhouse

Full Price: $35.00
Member: $30.00
Concession: $30.00
Child: $25.00

Darwin Entertainment Centre presents
A Monkey Baa Theatre Company production 
Based on the book by Li Cunxin, Illustrated by Anne Spudvilas
Adapted for the stage by Eva Di Cesare, Sandie Eldridge and Tim McGarry

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 DancerThe 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. 

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.

"The Peasant Prince is vital, exuberant, aspirational, and inspirational." AUSTRALIAN STAGE

"Monkey Baa has created, yet again, a gem for children and adults alike." THEATRE NOW

Performance warning 
Recommended for ages 7+
Contains themes of racism and simulated violence, fog and smoke effects


Tuesday 28 May 9:30am


1 hour


The Playhouse

2024-05-28 09:30:00
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