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Typhoon 2017

Typhoon 2017

TYPHOON 2017 An international play reading festival 22-26 November Blackmail, birthdays and bears… This year’s Typhoon Festival is an explosion of ideas. From filial duty and GM chickens to viral videos and millennial disappointment, this hilarious and heartbreaking selection of plays is a unique opportunity to experience work by some of the best of today’s […]
THE SUN

THE SUN

Written by Tomohiro Maekawa Translated by James Yaegashi Directed by Tanja Pagnuco Date: Monday, 12 December 2016, from 7:00pm Venue: The Studio Theatre, RADA Studios – 16 Chenies Street, London WC1E 7EX Tickets £6 (concessions £5). Buy your tickets here Synopsis: Set in the early 21st century, The Sun is a post-apocalyptic dark vision of the […]
Pighead

Pighead

Written by Toshinobu Kojo Translated by Sayuri Suzuki Directed by Kwong Loke Date: Saturday 12 November 7pm Venue: Studio Theatre, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art – 16 Chenies St, London WC1E 7EX Tickets £6 (concessions £5). Buy your tickets here Synopsis: When a group of Tokyo office workers are faced with the re-structuring of their company, […]
Got to Make them Sing!

Got to Make them Sing!

Written by Ai Nagai Translated by Mari Boyd Directed by Kim Pearce Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2016, from 7:00pm Venue: The Studio Theatre, RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), 16 Chenies Street, London WC1E 7EX Tickets £5 and £6 click here    Synopsis: At a public high school in Tokyo, a few hours before the annual […]
GLOBAL BABY FACTORY

GLOBAL BABY FACTORY

Written by Atsuto Suzuki Translated by Sayaka Rui Directed by Kumiko Mendl Date: Thursday, 1 September 2016, from 7:00pm Venue: The Studio Theatre, RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), 16 Chenies St, London WC1E 7EX Synopsis: Sunako is fast approaching 40 and pressure is mounting for her to find a husband. A marriage is arranged […]
Typhoon Festival 2016

Typhoon Festival 2016

Yellow Earth is celebrating 21 years of theatre making with a new edition of our acclaimed international playreading festival Typhoon to be presented at Soho Theatre and Rich Mix  2-6 March 2016. Typhoon will present dynamic, bold and exciting plays by East Asian writers from the UK and across the world. From young love in the […]
A Dream of Red Pavilions

A Dream of Red Pavilions

March, 2013 A playreading at The Bush (Bush Theatre) of an adaptation of A Dream Of Red Pavilions commissioned from Jeremy Tiang . As a result of the Opening the Door event at the Young Vic, this was the first in the Through Our Lens series of creative responses to political issues facing diversity in the arts. […]
Typhoon Festival 2009

Typhoon Festival 2009

Yellow Earth partners with Greenwich Theatre for Typhoon 6 as we take our annual International Playreading festival – featuring some of the most exciting theatre from China, Singapore, Vietnam, America and the UK – to Greenwich Theatre for the very first time. A unique and vital event in the theatre calendar, TYPHOON 6 showcases the […]
Typhoon Festival 2008

Typhoon Festival 2008

November, 2008 T5 sees the exciting world premieres of our first Yellow Voices initiative, during which Yellow Earth mentored three writers over one year, in partnership with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Soho Theatre and the Young Vic. T5 also includes work from Japan, Singapore and the USA, and one of these six new plays will tour […]
Typhoon Festival 2007

Typhoon Festival 2007

October, 2007 Typhoon is Yellow Earth’s international East Asian playreading festival, and the Typhoon Live tour brings this double bill to UK audiences for the first time, performed in English. GETTING MARRIED by Yi Kang-baek (South Korea) Directed by Philippe Cherbonnier A young swindler is looking for love. He has borrowed a big house for […]
Typhoon Festival 2005

Typhoon Festival 2005

May, 2005 Yellow Earth Theatre presented its fourth Typhoon festival. This week is an important and unique event in British theatre, designed to promote the best of contemporary East Asian drama through playreadings directed by distinguished guest directors. To date, Typhoon has showcased work from new and established writers across 10 East Asian countries. T4 […]
Typhoon Festival 2004

Typhoon Festival 2004

June, 2004 Yellow Earth’s unique annual playreading festival is back once again promoting the best of contemporary East Asian drama. An exciting opportunity to encounter fresh, new work by East Asian playwrights from Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, China, Indonesia and the U.S.A. Home grown UK talent will come from our very own Yellow Ink new […]
Typhoon Festival 2003

Typhoon Festival 2003

June, 2003 Yellow Earth’s second annual East Asian playreading festival supported by Soho Theatre, a unique event designed to promote the best of contemporary East Asian drama. Last year, Typhoon showcased work from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and the USA. This year, we have cast our net wider and T2 includes plays from […]
Typhoon Festival 2002

Typhoon Festival 2002

June, 2002 TYPHOON is a unique playreading festival promoting the best of contemporary East Asian drama that has not been presented in Britain before. It is a showcase of work by East Asian playwrights from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and the U.S.A. A different rehearsed reading of a play was presented every day […]
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