Actress and writer Tuyen Do’s first full length play Summer Rolls brings a story about a British Vietnamese family to a UK stage for the first time.
Pah-La, a new play about the freedom struggle in Tibet, is a bit too unclear and unfocused for its own good.
Based on the eye-opening true stories of Japanese people abducted by the North Korean regime, in order for them to train spies and saboteurs, Great Wave expresses thrilling feelings of loss, guilt and partial redemption. The Great Wave really roars.
I’m not one to blow my trumpet too much, honestly, but it was nice to discover that my blog has been named one of Feedspot’s Top 50 Drama Blogs and Websites.
North Korea is the kind of place that haunts the imagination of the West – and not in a good way. One of the last hardline Communist dictatorships, it is also a country of immense sadness, a landscape of food shortages and human-rights abuses. Yet its regime calls this dismal place the “Best Nation in the World”. To us, it’s a secret world, a strange culture difficult to comprehend, easy to fear. Small wonder that, in American playwright Mia Chung’s 2012 play, two hungry sisters fantasise about leaving it for good.