Part of China Changing

Question freedom, identity and history in SINK, a play based on the true story of Chinese writer Lao She. An author of great esteem who was given the title of People’s Artist early in his career, he was later deemed a public enemy during the Cultural Revolution with tragic consequences.

Lao She famously taught at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in the early 20th century, seeing cross-cultural conversations that would become evident in his future work.

In this performance, we watch as the characters grapple with their sense of place and role in contemporary society, and struggle to make sense of the changes happening around them.

‘I love this country, but who loves me?’

The production comes to London straight from a successful Edinburgh Fringe run, and is performed in Mandarin Chinese with English surtitles.

Presented by Xinxi Du Studio, a director-led theatre company, and produced by Performance Infinity.

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Royal Festival Hall
Level 5 Function Room, Green side, Royal Festival Hall


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Performed in Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles.