Otherworldly entities interfere with the life of a successful Chinese businessman in Trial of Love, the new production from company HiddenViewz, which comes to the Bread & Roses Theatre next week. Book your tickets now!
Dwain Brown‘s black comic horror runs at the Clapham venue from 10-14 September 2019.
Archie is a wealthy man from China, or so it seems. But when his wife falls ill and starts sleep walking his world is turned upside down. Soon he starts encountering spirits that are after revenge. To find the truth and save his wife he would risk exposing hidden secrets that could end his marriage and the life he leads…
Using elements of Chinese traditional opera and physical theatre within its storytelling, Trial of Love reveals the human conflict of love and greed, questioning what would you sacrifice to save yourself.
This supernatural tale is based on the traditional Chinese story of Wang Kui Betrays Guiying. The 11th-century story follows a poor student who is supported by a young courtesan while studying for the imperial examination. After acing it, and getting the adulation that comes with success, he writes to say that instead of sending for her he is marrying a minister’s daughter. Distraught, the courtesan kills herself, but her ghost will not let it go.
Trial of Love stars Sam Goh, Ning Lu, Seisha Butler and Rhyanna Alexander.
Sally Jiayun XU(徐佳芸) directs. The international director, who trained at Shanghai Theatre Academy and East 15 Acting School specialises in traditional Chinese opera and has directed productions including Legend of Iemitsu and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Shaoxing Opera and Qi Lian for Peking Opera. She has also directed productions including Three Sisters, The Pillars of Society and The Vagina Monologues.
HiddenViewz, founded by Andrea Lungay, Rachel Mervis and Crawford Kalu, is a collective of young creatives with a burning passion for social and political theatre. Their main aim is to bring diversity to the arts by exploring issues faced by those who are often overlooked in society and highlighting these issues through theatre, film and performance. They also aim to give back, holding workshops, classes and fundraisers to raise awareness of the issues explored in their shows. Previous productions include Black Love Matters, Under The Mental Health Act (both Cockpit Theatre), Crack/ed (Camden Fringe & Edinburgh Fringe), A Line (Bread & Roses Theatre) and Face To Face (Etcetera Theatre)
Trial of Love runs at the Bread & Roses Theatre, 68 Clapham Manor St, Clapham, London SW4 6DZ from 10-14 September 2019 with performances Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £8. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!