Dates and Times
Sun 17 Jan at 5pm (65mins)
Part of Whose London Is It Anyway?, a festival of theatre, performance and discussion exploring the changing face of our capital city.
Presented by Pokfulam Rd Productions
“If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant” – Sun Tzu
It is estimated that by 2025, China will have invested £105 billion+ in British infrastructure, primarily in energy, transport and property (Financial Times, October 2014). In October 2013 Chancellor George Osborne relaxed UK visa rules making it possible for any number of Chinese citizens to visit (and invest in) the UK.
When London real estate agents Cassandra Wu and newbie Freddie Reynolds attempt to sell off their firm’s biggest property, little do they know it would involve rather “uncouth” methods (some too humiliating to admit). When their mysterious billionaire mainland Chinese buyer Sir Alfred fails to materialise, a stranger appears and has a life-changing effect on the future of Cassandra and Freddie – for better or for worse.
The play asks: are the Chinese solely to blame for the UK housing crisis? Who will gain and who will lose in this dangerous real estate monopoly?
Catch I’m Just Here To Buy Soy Sauce in a double bill with Film Night (7pm). Two shows for just £16!
About the company
Founded in January of 2013 by Hong Kong-born playwright Jingan Young POKFULAM RD PRODUCTIONS 薄扶林道 is a non-profit London based theatre company dedicated to pioneering new writing and one that nurtures voices of Chinese, South East Asian & Mixed race descent. Productions include: The 38th Parallel (Script Accelerator 2015, Park Theatre), Colony Part I (Part of KCL Arts & Humanities Festival), The T-Group (Somerset House). They’ve also worked with various emerging theatre companies such as 1989 Productions (Lela & Co, Royal Court Theatre). Political Animals. No boundaries.
Pokfulam Rd are indebted to the China Exchange for their support as part of their Cultivate Programme.