Dates and Times
22 Jan - 9 Feb 2019 at 7.15pm
Presented as a part of CAN Festival 2019. CAN Festival runs from 19 January – 2 February 2019, and celebrates the work of the best Chinese heritage artists working in the UK today, across theatre, music, live art, dance, film and more. http://www.chineseartsnow.org.uk/
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Presented by Jennifer Tang
On a hot clammy muggy day in October
In a Chinese takeaway restaurant
A decision was made:
A woman was going to take another woman’s baby.
She thought she was getting a chow mein and instead she got a baby.
Six months later
From the top floor of a hospital
Wrapped in blankets and snuggled away
A woman called Janice and a man called Phil
Took home a baby girl.
Based on the personal story of theatremaker Jennifer Tang, who was born to Cantonese parents but raised by a white British family, this touching and highly theatrical new show asks what it really means to be British and Chinese in contemporary England, and how family, love and belonging all shape who and what we are.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Commissioned by Camden People’s Theatre. CPT’s Home Run commissioning programme is funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Developed with the support of Theatre Royal Plymouth, Shoreditch Town Hall and China Exchange.
29 January at 6:00pm – Forum: Does British-Chinese identity exist? (free and open to all including non-ticket-holders)
About the company
Jennifer Tang is a director and theatre-maker based in London. Her work focuses on telling the stories of over-looked and under-represented communities or giving voice to those normally unheard. Fusing narrative, theatricality and music, her work strives to be politically conscious and emotionally vital. Previously, she has directed and worked for companies including The Young Vic, the RSC, The Gate and The Royal Exchange. Mainly working in new writing, this is her first show made through a devised and non-text based process.