Papergang Matinées

Venue: Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower St, Covent Garden, WC2H 9NP

Date: Sunday 29 November, Sunday 6 December, Saturday 12 December

Time: 3 pm

Tickets: £7

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Papergang Theatre presents staged readings of new writing by British East Asian playwrights over three matinees.

A different play will be presented at each matinee. For the plays currently in development, this is an opportunity for them to receive their first performance. There will be a feedback/Q&A session with the playwright.

29th Nov: Lactose Intolerant – Naomi Christie
Sue is debt-ridden and poor. Her estate in Manchester is a prison for her and her son, Luke. A new man, Bill, offers hope of something better. And a series of unusual deals with a middleman are offering her a way out. But when one last deal requires the help of a reluctant Luke, she places in danger everything that is most important to her – her family.

Director: Kim Pearce

Cast: Irene Ng, Stuart Laing, Jay Oliver Yip, Anna Leong Brophy, Kit Loyd

6th Dec: Orchids by Joyce Lee
When art student, Violet, discovers dark truths about her family’s factory in China, she finds herself in a bitter battle against her closest surviving relative, her Uncle. Fighting for a better world, Violet is forced to face herself, her family’s past, and supernatural encounters. But can she really make a difference?

Director: Jason Hall

Cast: David Yip, Sarah Lam, Siu-See Hung, Joseph Sentance

12th Dec: Sh¯ofu, Wianbu, Pi by Lucy Sheen
What happens to the survivors of war? Those who were abused, tortured, who became pregnant and had their babies taken away. Can a life be rebuilt? Can you ever escape the past?

Director: Kim Pearce

Cast: Pik- Sem Lim, Sarah Lam, Joan Walker, Jennifer Lim, Kevin Shen and Matthew Leonhart