Following last year’s brilliantly delivered debut audio theatre piece Citizens of Nowhere? by Ming Ho, Overheard reflects on belonging and identity as the cast explore what it means to be British and Chinese at a time of political and cultural upheaval. This innovative work lets you eavesdrop with headphones on the actors seated at a table nearby; includes light refreshments.
You’re in a bar, or is it a cafe, a restaurant? Either way you start catching snatches of conversation. An explosive encounter between a waiter and pushy customer, obnoxious un-PC mutterings from the table behind you, an anxious hand-wrangling conversation about something monumentally important. “Overheard” draws on contemporary crises and challenges in the Chinese world, allowing you to eavesdrop on the hopes and dreams, private politics, and secret desires of characters from across the Chinese diaspora. Written by Joel Tan and directed by Mingyu Lin. Suitable for ages 14+ (may contain some strong language)
Tour guide headsets generously provided by Ours Travel. Produced by Chinese Arts Now with thanks to Beijing 707N Theatre and Wun’s Tea Room. Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall.