Based on Helen Tse’s memoir Sweet Mandarin, In-Sook Chappell’s Mountains – The Dreams of Lily Kwok probes into the family history of the three generations of women behind the famous Manchester restaurant also named Sweet Mandarin.
The depiction of lesbian relationships in theatre was until recently still a novelty, even on the fringe. The Gulf examines the up and downs of a relationship whilst fishing and relaxing on The Gulf of Mexico.
Joe White’s debut, Mayfly, is a family play that although marketed as “ethereal” is actually much more rooted than that. It also expresses a deep sense of loss. And, with its title in mind, shows how some things can change in a single day.