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Peasant Prince

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Title: Peasant Prince
Author: Cesare, Eva Di (Based on the Book by Li Cunxin)
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Li Cunxin's iconic autobiography Mao's Last Dancer was first published as a children's picture book, The Peasant Prince; it has now been adapted to the stage by the award-winning children's theatre company Monkey Baa. One of the most inspiring stories to come from China in many years, it tells the true story of Li Cunxin's extraordinary life from impoverished peasant to a giant of the international dance scene.






This extraordinary play for young people is an adaptation of Li Cunxin’s picture book The Peasant Prince - the true story of Mao’s Last Dancer. Adapted by Monkey Baa, Australia’s leading theatre company for young audiences, The Peasant Prince has toured nationally, performing to tens of thousands of young people and their families throughout rural and regional Australia.

The production was awarded Most Outstanding Production for Children (the Glugs), Best Production for Children (Sydney Theatre Awards) and a Drover’s Award for Best Touring Production (Australian Performing Arts and Producers Awards).

Li, a 10-year-old 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, he transforms from an impoverished peasant to a giant of the international dance scene. What does he find along the way?

The Peasant Prince is a remarkable true story of courage, resilience and unwavering hope.

‘ A poignant gem.’ – Sydney Arts Guide

‘Vital, exuberant, aspirational, and inspirational.’ – Australian Stage

‘Monkey Baa Theatre Company has created another wonderful work for children.’ – Broadway World

Cast : 6F, 14M (doubling possible)

Publisher: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Publication date: 01/06/2017
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760620028
Publishing status: Active
Peasant Prince