Yellow Earth’s popular biennial playreading festival, TYPHOON, will be returning this autumn, showcasing a new selection of bold new writing by playwrights of East Asian* decent from around the globe.


Tristan Bates Theatre
27 September, 4 and 11 October

Soho Theatre
18 and 25 October

Full schedule will be announced in early September. Each afternoon will feature a different play that has never been produced in the UK.

Two plays from TYPHOON 2017 have gone on to have UK runs: White Pearl by Anchuli Felicia King is currently being performed on the main stage at the Royal Court and Forgotten by Daniel York Loh had a UK tour in autumn 2018, playing at the Arcola Theatre (London) and Theatre Royal Plymouth. Summer Rolls by Tuyen Do, which had a staged reading at TYPHOON 2016, will be playing this summer at the Park Theatre and Bristol Old Vic.


A video from TYPHOON2017


*East Asian descent includes: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and their Diasporas.