Discover a lost Russian princess in Launceston Christmas Pantomime

The mystery of a lost Russian princess will intrigue and delight audiences young and old over four shows.

About 70 students from the Kim Roe School of Dance will perform ‘A Princess Lost’ at the Princess Theatre on Monday and Tuesday.

This year’s 27th Launceston Christmas Pantomime will be based around the compelling myth of Russian princess Anastasia surviving the Russian Revolution and the execution of her royal Romanov family.

After leaving Russia, Anastasia finds herself alone in Paris and unsure of her identity.

School principal Kim Roe said the theme of the pantomime looked at the challenges and experiences faced by displaced people.

Not only did the pantomime teach students different dance and acting skills, but it also taught them to consider the plight of refugees arriving in Tasmania, she said.

The pantomime marked 100 years since the 1917 Russian Revolution and 20 years since the 1997 animated movie Anastasia.

‘A Princess Lost’ will be performed on Monday at 11am and 7.30pm, and Tuesday at 10am and 12.30pm.  Tickets can be purchased from the Princess Theatre on 03 6323 3666.