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

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THE DREAMS OF LILY KWOK

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

 

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  • 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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    TICKET INFORMATION: Standard Tickets £13.00 / Concessions £11.00
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    SEASON TICKETS: Part of the Season Ticket Package
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    BOOK TICKETS: Book online or via the Box Office on 0161 833 9833

     

  • Creative Team
  • DIRECTOR Jennifer Tang

    DESIGNER Amelia Jane Hankin

    LIGHTING DESIGNER Amy Mae

    SOUND DESIGNER Elena Pena

    COMPOSER Ruth Chan

    MOVEMENT DIRECTOR Lucy Cullingford

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

    RELAXED PERFORMANCE: Thursday 29 March, 2.30pm BOOK TICKETS

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  • 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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