Performance

VenueRoyal Court - Jerwood Theatre
Other spaces at this venue include: Downstairs, Upstairs
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From4th December 2018
To6th December 2018
What is currently on at Royal Court - Jerwood Theatre (V411)

New and Now: Plays from China

New and Now: Plays from ChinaT1520817508
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.


Archive :: production:T1520817508, play:S01244924977, venue:V411

Underpass/Babyvface/Salt City

Underpass - Tue 18:15, Wed 20:15. Babyface - Tue 20:15, Thu 18:15. Salt City Wed 18:15, Thu 20:15

Company

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)

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