As a child of an immigrant mother, the double-bill is Lòng Mẹ like a beloved jumper that’s scratchy but warm, you embrace the small pains because the comfort and love is so much stronger.
Insofar as it is humanly possible for any one person to know everything that is happening at the VAULT Festival this year, I present a handful of my recommendations for 2020.
What is it? I Will Still Be Whole (When You Rip Me In Half) by Ava Wong Davies, and is part of a double bill at the Bunker Theatre.
Written by Tuyen Do and directed by Kristine Landon-Smith, Summer Rolls focuses on an ‘invisible’ demographic – the Anglo-Vietnamese.
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.
In Kristine Landon-Smith’s accomplished production, Tuyen Do’s Summer Rolls emerges as not just a saga of one individual family and effects of War on individuals but one that carries a broader, critical political comment.
Tuyen Do is no stranger to the London stage having appeared most recently in The Great Wave at the National Theatre and Pah-Na at the Royal Court, but next week she’ll be sitting in the audience watching her first full length play Summer Rolls performed at the Park Theatre.
Pah-La, a new play about the freedom struggle in Tibet, is a bit too unclear and unfocused for its own good.
London’s Park Theatre has announced its new January to June 2019 season featuring seven world and four UK/European premieres.
Thanks to two blisteringly good performances from Kae Alexander and Kirsty as the two sisters, the key themes of faith, loyalty, and the role of sacrifice and self-sacrifice for the ones we love, are dramatised beautifully by director Indu Rubasingham who builds up the tension wonderfully in The Great Wave.
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.