The Teapot Prince – Waddesdon Manor

June 16, 2022 to June 17, 2022

Adult £32, Child £16


For two nights only, see The Teapot Prince, a luxurious, modern take on a classic French story of passion, possession, and porcelain, performed in the fairy-tale grounds of Waddesdon before exploring the Manor and a new exhibition by ceramic artist Edmund de Waal after-hours.

Featuring an all-star cast of New York City Ballet soloists, Georgina Pazcoguin and Daniel Applebaum, alongside Broadway phenom Tyler Hanes, with costumes by cutting edge designer Harriet Jung, and live music performed by Time and Truth ensemble, this is a unique opportunity to experience ballet as the 18th-century French elite intended – a daring and delightful after-dinner entertainment.

In the evocative setting of Waddesdon’s grounds, imagine yourself whisked back in time to the court of Louis XV. Enjoy a refreshment, talks and Q&A with the cast and creative team, the enchanting ballet itself, and round off the evening with a private viewing of new and celebrated works in porcelain by internationally acclaimed artist Edmund de Waal, and exclusive access to the west galleries.

Suitable for ages 8+

The Teapot Prince, also known as the Ballets des Porcelaines, was lost to the world for almost three hundred years, until art historian Meredith Martin uncovered the manuscript and score. Restaged and re-imagined, yet inspired by the original, The Teapot Prince has been brought to life by an exceptional creative team led by Phil Chan, award winning dancer, choreographer, academic and acclaimed author of Final Bow for Yellowface.  The Teapot Prince is the fanciful tale of a lost prince, a courageous princess, and a possessive evil sorcerer; a standard Orientalist love story and an allegory for the intense European desire to know and possess the secrets of Asian porcelain.

With only eight performances in the UK, book now and join us at Waddesdon for a unique and enchanting evening’s entertainment.

This performance is in collaboration with The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH) and the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Book here.