<em>Forgotten</em>

<em>Forgotten</em>

Forgotten 遗忘 

By Daniel York Loh │Directed by Kim Pearce  

A Moongate and Yellow Earth co-production  

The forgotten story of the World War One Chinese Labour Corps  

1917. Shandong Province, Northern China. Times are tough in Horse Shoe Village. Old Six and Second Moon struggle to earn enough to feed their young child. Big Dog struggles to overcome opium addiction and for Eunuch Lin, the fall of the Imperial Dynasty couldn’t have come at a worse time. Could a fierce war far away in Europe present an opportunity to put both themselves and their struggling nation on its feet?

遗忘 means ‘Forgotten’. ‘Left behind’. ‘Erased’

Forgotten 遗忘 is inspired by the little-known story of the 140,000 Chinese Labour Corps who left everything and travelled half way around the world to work for Britain and its Allies behind the front lines during World War One.

 

Performance dates

Plymouth

17-20 October

The Drum – Theatre Royal

Box office: 01752 267222

Theatre Royal

London

23 October-17 November

The Arcola

Mon-Sat 8pm Saturday matinee 3:30pm

Box office: 020 7503 1646

Arcola Theatre

 

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