Ghost Girl // Gwei Mui 鬼妹

Dates and Times

22 Jan - 9 Feb 2019 at 7.15pm

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Ticket information

£12/10 (conc.)

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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.

Take advantage of our double bill ticket offer, and book two different shows on the same night for just £20! Simply add the tickets for both shows into your basket and we’ll do the rest. Click here to view the double-billed show.

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 powerful and contemporary new show asks what it really means to be British and Chinese, and how family, love and belonging all shape who and what we are.

Conceived & directed by Jennifer Tang
Devised & performed by Bea Holland, Siu-See Hung, Danielle Phillips and Paula So Man Siu
Design by Hannah Sibai
Lighting by Zia Bergin-Holly
Sound by Keir Vine

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Commissioned by Camden People’s Theatre. CPT’s Home Run commissioning programme is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Developed with the support of Theatre Royal Plymouth, Shoreditch Town Hall and China Exchange.

29 January at 6pm – Forum: Does British-Chinese identity exist? (free and open to all including non-ticket-holders)
What is ‘Britishness’? What is ‘Chineseness’? Can these two things ever exist side by side? A chaired forum panel to discuss the so-called ‘invisible minority’. Free and open to all. For more info and tickets, click here.

5 February at 6pm – Come and celebrate Chinese New Year with us with pre-show refreshments! Free for all Ghost Girl ticket holders.

6 February at 6pm – Forum: What is the responsibility of the BAME artist? (free and open to all including non-ticket-holders)
Is the BAME artist doing their communities a disservice by not addressing diversity within their work? Will they ever be able to move away from that burden? A chaired forum panel open to all. For more info and tickets, click here.

23 January & 7 February – Join us for a free post-show Q&A

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 Young Vic, RSC, The Gate and Manchester Royal Exchange. Mainly working in new writing, this is her first show made through a devised and non-text based process.

Twitter: @Jen_Tang 

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