Have you booked yet for THERE OR HERE at the Park Theatre? This UK premiere of Jennifer Maisel’s dramatic comedy is now running until 17 February 2018. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review quotes – plus full production shots gallery – below. Time to get booking! THERE OR HERE is the first offering of the 2018 season in PARK90, mounted by the same …
A new comedy about outsourcing pregnancy, THERE OR HERE gets its UK premiere tonight (25 January 2018) at London’s Park Theatre. Ahead of their opening, the director and cast filmed this little video sharing their three words that describe the play – quite a fascinating range! Have a watch – and then get booking!
David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish looks at the crossover between the Westernised and Chinese cultures, both in business, in marriage and in dedication to one’s partner. For all it promotes itself as a light-hearted comedy, there are some deeply rooted messages about the differences between the two traditions and the arrogance of Western society to assume that China will simply conduct itself in accordance with Anglo-American customs.
Riffing on the chuckles that come from mistranslated menus and signs (I swear, it is one of my favourite things to do in touristy abroad), Chinglish follows the efforts of an American businessman trying to break into the Chinese market by providing accurately translated signage.
Chinglish was first staged in on Broadway in 2011, and is set in Guiyang (pop four million). Daniel Cavanaugh, an American who heads a firm of Ohio sign-makers, wants to secure a deal with a local cultural centre, whose public signage has been rendered ridiculous by gross mistranslations into English: “Deformed Man’s Restroom” instead of Disabled Toilet.
Character development in Chinglish comes second to the brisk pace of the jokes in Andrew Keates’ clever and compact staging
Casting has been announced for the forthcoming European premiere of David Henry Hwang’s 2011 Broadway hit play Chinglish, which runs at London’s Park Theatre from 22 March to 22 April 2017, with a press night on 28 March.
Park Theatre’s new Spring Summer 2017 season features an array of new writing across both spaces including several world premiere comedies together with the long-awaited European premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Braodway hit Chinglish, an acclaimed musical revival of Jonathan Larson’s tick tick BOOM! and an all-male staging of A Clockwork Orange.