CCTV feature on the stage play Forgotten 遗忘, based on the experiences of 140,000 WW1 Chinese Labour Corps, which is currently playing at Arcola Theatre until THE END OF THIS WEEK November 17th. Tickets here: https://www.arcolatheatre.com/event/forgotten/
The feature includes interviews with playwright @Daniel York Loh and Ensuring We Remain campaigner Steve Lau of Chinese Labour Corps Memorial Campaign.
Forgotten 遗忘 is presented by Moongate and Yellow Earth Theatre
“… an ornately layered epic which manages to carry itself delicately despite the righteous fury which rumbles beneath the surface” The Stage
“… a marvellous, moving piece of writing, and a stark reminder that ordinary people are always blown hither and thither by the tides of history, over which they have no control” Lyn Gardner @ StagedoorLDN
“… not only moving and funny but exceptionally profound” MorningStar
“… a vital piece of theatre… a play which should most certainly take its place in our global collective memory” The Spy In The Stalls
“A singular and enthralling drama, peppered with natural humour, that is a commendable tribute to the little known story of the Chinese Labour Corps during the Great War” ActDrop
“An excellent, and informed eye-opener of a production…” Plymouth Herald
“The play employs an amazing use of language… “ Camden New Journal
“…has an almost Shakespearean charm and lyricism” Snow Pavilion
Last 6 performances of FORGOTTEN 遗忘 at Arcola Theatre...there are still a few tickets left if you want to catch the show. See this fantastic write-up by Xueting Ni of Snowpavilon who provides a cultural and historical context to the piece.
"This is one of the most successful instances I’ve seen so far of the transposition of East-Asian traditional theatre to the contemporary British stage. Story-telling interspersed with song is the perfect format to tell a Chinese story, for it is the archetypal form..."
"The theme of story-telling and the importance of history being told, and not forgotten, runs through the play, as does the theme of what it means to be a Chinese hero, the tale of Wu Song the tiger slayer from Outlaws of the Marsh, being told and retold by our main characters at different points with multiple layers of meaning."
Andrea Montgomery of Terra Nova Productions is in London this Friday (16th November) casting for their new production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. She is looking for an Oberon, Lysander, Helena and Puck. Please get in touch with her if you'd like to be seen.
Calling all BAME actors! We are casting in London on Friday 16th for Midsummer Night's Dream: Oberon, Lysander, maybe also Helena and Puck. Spread the word. All the info is at http://www.terranovaproductions.net/jobs