★★★★ The Guardian
- 27 February 2019 - 2 March 2019
- The Studio
A monologue about identity, flawed heroes, and the consequences of war.
'I am not only a pacifist. I am a militant pacifist. I will fight for peace.' - Albert Einstein, 1931
'Can I ask you to do something for me? Shut your eyes, just for a moment, and count on your fingers all the things you would be willing to die for.' - Jude Christian
Nanjing is written and performed by Jude Christian, it's a personal response to the Nanjing Massacre of 1937, frequently referred to as the Rape of Nanking. Simultaneously delicate and epic, this poignant direct address explores what it means to be mixed-race, and how it feels to belong both anywhere and nowhere. In an explosive time for political discourse around the world, Nanjing excavates what it is to love one another while fighting hatred, and how we can make sacrifices for pacifism.
Audience are welcome to stay behind in the space for about 30 minutes, for a conversation with the artist.
- Event Information
VENUE: The Studio
PERFORMANCE DATES: Wednesday 27 February - Saturday 2 March 2019
PERFORMANCE TIMES: All 7.30pm
RUNNING TIME: Approximatley 60 minutes, no interval
AGE GUIDANCE: 14+. Please note this show contains sexual violence
TICKET INFORMATION: Adults £13 / £11 Concessions / Limited number of £7 tickets available to Under 26 & Students (weekday performances only)
BOOK TICKETS: Box Office 0161 833 9833 / online
- Creative Team
Written and performed by Jude Christian
Directed by Elayce Ismail