About the Show/Event
Find the best New and Now: Plays from China - Underpass/Babyvface/Salt City play tickets at Royal Court - Jerwood Theatre, West End. Our first ever programme of plays by Chinese playwrights is a unique opportunity for British audiences to hear from a generation of writers who have grown up in a transforming nation. Underpass - In the depths of a Beijing underpass, a homeless mother struggles to protect her child. A disturbing panorama of the city's hidden underside, that asks urgent questions about the value of human lives in an urban jungle. Babyface - A young, single woman. An older, married man. A passionate on-again, off-again love affair. The Chinese term ?little three' has become shorthand for a national phenomenon - but what human story lies behind that phrase? A funny, erotic and surreal journey into modern Chinese love lives. Salt City - A retired clerk searches for meaning in a city he helped create but no longer recognises. Is the appearance of a meteorite the opportunity for local renewal, as his children claim? Or do the answers he seeks lie with a strange young woman he meets outside a corner shop? A poetic dystopian drama packed with the tension between generations that marks Chinese life today. Underpass - Tue 18:15, Wed 20:15. Babyface - Tue 20:15, Thu 18:15. Salt City Wed 18:15, Thu 20:15
Author Chen Si'an (Underpass). Author Zhang Zai (Babyface). Author Yang Jingguan (Salt City). Translation Jeremy Tiang (Underpass). Translation Jeremy Tiang (Babyface). Translation Sophie Gregg (Salt City).