Ghost Girl // Gwei Mui 鬼妹

22nd - 26th January 2019

Concession: £10

Born to Cantonese parents but fostered and raised by a white British family, theatremaker Jennifer Tang’s new show asks what it really means to be British Chinese in contemporary England, and whether we can ever truly accept our own personal identities.

Event Information

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 Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Developed with the support of Theatre Royal Plymouth, Shoreditch Town Hall and China Exchange.

There will also be a post-show discussion on 23rd January.

The production continues at Camden People’s Theatre until 9th February.



£20/15 Double Bill with Love Songs

Venue: Camden People's Theatre

22nd January 2019
19:15 - 20:15
23rd January 2019
19:15 - 20:15
24th January 2019
19:15 - 20:15
25th January 2019
19:15 - 20:15
26th January 2019
19:15 - 20:15