October, 2009
Written by Jean Tay
Directed by Philippe Cherbonnier

Boom was created and toured with wAve for Yellow Earth’s Autumn 2009 Tour.

Two very different plays by two exciting and talented East Asian writers: Boom by Jean Tay and wAve by Sung Rno. Directed by Yellow Earth’s new Co-Artistic Directors, Philippe Cherbonnier and Jonathan Man, these two plays bring together a fantastic cast that will move you to laughter and tears.

Charmingly offbeat and very funny, Boom is a warm exploration of what makes a home, and what makes us so attached to it once we’ve made the perfect one.

Singapore 2008. With the economy booming and the demand for land intense, the young, the old – and the dead – are forced to jostle for a space to call their own: a property developer’s mother refuses to move from their family home to make way for his new and very profitable apartment block; whilst a psychic civil servant – charged with relocating a cemetery – has come up against the most stubborn corpse yet.

Boom was created by Singapore Repertory Theatre in 2008. Boom was developed through the Royal Court Theatre’s International Programme in London.

The Boom and wAve Autumn 2009 Tour visited the following venues:

Greenwich Theatre, London, Theatre Royal Margate, Live Theatre, Newcastle, Gulbenkian Theatre, Kent, Contact, Manchester, Riverside Studios, London



October, 2009

Cast Ashley Alymann, Jonathan Chan-Pensley, Louise Mai Newberry, Tina Chiang, Jay Oliver Yip
Writer Jean Tay
Directors Philippe Cherbonnier
Designer Wai Yin Kwok
Lighting Designer Douglas Kuhrt
Photos Manuel Harlan