Riverlinks presents The Peasant Prince 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
part of the 2024 Education Series

Tuesday 27th of August, 2024, at 10:30am
Riverlinks Eastbank - 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton
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Full $15.00
Group (10+) $13.00
Riverlinks Member $13.00
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The children’s version of Li Cunxin’s iconic autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer, this is an extraordinary production of a remarkable story – of a peasant boy turned dance giant. It will inspire and enthrall young audiences from 7-12 years old.

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 grueling 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.

Content warning: Please note that the production contains themes of racism and simulated violence

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Riverlinks Eastbank

70 Welsford St, Shepparton