Citizens of Nowhere?
Presented by Chinese Arts Now and Performance Infinity. Part of Feast Fest.
Following a sold-out run during Chinese Arts Now Festival 2019 in London, Citizens of Nowhere?, an immersive and moving real-time audio drama comes to Edinburgh. Equipped with headphones, audiences will eavesdrop on a family conversation between mother Linda Lo (Pik-Sen Lim), her son, Jun Chi (Siu Hun Li) and daughter Jane (Jennifer Lim) seated at a nearby table. Written by award winning writer, Ming Ho, the play offers an intimate glimpse of the inner lives and experiences of a contemporary British Chinese family.
It’s a time of great change for the family as they reunite in a drama that veers from fractious to heartfelt to funny, as each member of the family reveals big news. Matriarch Linda Lo has come to Edinburgh to announce a decision to her son, Jun Chi and daughter, Jane; but ambitious Jane has a bombshell of her own, while Jun Chi is mystified by his mother’s refusal to engage with plans for his upcoming wedding. With Brexit on the horizon, it’s a crossroads for all three…
This intimate performance by actors seated among the audience includes light refreshments. The production is produced by Chinese Arts Now and premièred at Southbank Centre during China Changing Festival in October 2018. The CAN Festival 2019 production was supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London.
With thanks to Ours Travel and David Jiang.
16 – 25 August (no show 19 August)
14.00 and 16.00
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Running time: 45 minutes
Tickets: £16 including refreshments