A Royal Exchange Theatre, Yellow Earth and Black Theatre Live co-production

Mountains

THE DREAMS OF LILY KWOK

  • By In-Sook Chappell. Directed by Jennifer Tang.
  • 22 March 2018 - 7 April 2018
  • The Studio

Based on Helen Tse’s bestselling novel Sweet Mandarin, this evocative new play by award winning writer In-Sook Chappell, tells the extraordinary story of the women behind the famous Manchester restaurant. A family held together with one lifeline-food. 

Helen has grown up in the UK, but always felt a piece of her story was missing.

Amidst the skyscrapers and bustling streets of Hong Kong, she meets her grandmother, Lily Kwok, and steps into a past of shocking family secrets that will change her life forever.

“A gripping tale of struggle, laughter, love and food… with a universal story of survival that will move your soul” Ken Hom on the novel Sweet Mandarin

Throughout the run Sweet Mandarin will be hosting street food stalls in The Studio foyer post-show, plus the opportunity to purchase exclusive Sweet Mandarin merchandise.

Please note Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok contains content that some people may find distressing or triggering – for full details (which contains spoilers) please click here


Street Food Menu   Sweet Mandarin Merchandise

Production Sponsors 

HKETO Logo

LOGO horizontal Tg green tea
High Sheriffs LogoYeung Crest Final

Production Supporters

JMW Solicitors LLP

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Studio

    PERFORMANCE DATES: Thursday 22 March - Saturday 7 April 2018

    PERFORMANCE TIMES: Matinees, 2.30pm / Evenings, 7.30pm
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    RUNNING TIME:  2hrs (including interval)

    AGE GUIDANCE: 14+

    TICKET INFORMATION: Standard Tickets £13.00 / Concessions £11.00
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    SEASON TICKETS: Part of the Season Ticket Package
    More Information

    BOOK TICKETS: Book online or via the Box Office on 0161 833 9833

    Please note Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok contains content that some people may find distressing or triggering – for full details (which contains spoilers) please click here

  • Creative Team
  • DIRECTOR Jennifer Tang

    DESIGNER Amelia Jane Hankin

    LIGHTING DESIGNER Amy Mae

    SOUND DESIGNER Elena Pena

    COMPOSER Ruth Chan

    MOVEMENT DIRECTOR Lucy Cullingford

  • Related Events
  • POST-SHOW DISCUSSION
    After Tuesday 27 March, following 7.30pm show.
    No need to book tickets for the discussion.
    Book tickets to the performance

  • Accessible Performances
  • BSL PERFORMANCE: Wednesday 4 April, 7.30pm BOOK TICKETS

    RELAXED PERFORMANCE: Thursday 29 March, 2.30pm BOOK TICKETS

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    Box Office: 0161 833 9833

  • Lily

    TINA CHIANG

    Mrs Woodman/ Miss Price/ Hostess

    RUTH GIBSON

    Helen

    SIU-SEE HUNG

    Hideki/ Japanese Soldier

    ANDY KETTU

    Leung/ Kwok Chan

    MATTHEW LEONHART

    Waitress/ Gong & Mabel

    RINA TAKASAKI

    Kit Ye/ Tai Po/ Mrs Lee

    MINHEE YEO

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