The Princess, The Pea (and The Brave Escapee)
Join rebellious Princess Isabella as she embarks on an epic adventure in this enchanting 21st-century reimagining of a much-loved fairytale.
Isabella was born with everything. Daughter of the grandest king, surrounded by the greatest wealth, held in the highest castle. Her life was big, bold and brash, but Isabella notices the small, beautiful things… from the way frogs hold their breath in the pond, to how sand feels between her toes at the beach. Her life is easy, but Isabella is not content, and dreams of escaping palace life.
One day, in the midst of a storm, when everyone is looking elsewhere, she finds her chance. With all the courage she can muster, she sets out to uncover the magic the world holds. Her amazing super senses guide her on a journey filled with daring feats and surprising friendships.
This stunning theatrical production comes alive with classical music performed live by ACO musicians. It’s perfect for audiences of all ages who need a reminder that they can be brave, even if they feel scared of the unknown.
Written by award-winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer (Magic Beach, Are We There Yet?), with an original score by Bryony Marks (Barracuda, Summer Heights High), and directed by Tim McGarry (There’s a Sea in My Bedroom, Boy Swallows Universe), The Princess, The Pea (and The Brave Escapee) is an exciting new ACO Families production that will ignite your imagination and heart.
Recommended for ages 3-10
Duration: 30 minutes
The Princess, The Pea (and The Brave Escapee) last showed at ACO Pier 2/3 in October 2023.