Typhoon West 2017

Yellow Earth presents

Typhoon West 2017

  • Wed 22 - Fri 24 Nov 2017, 3pm
  • Soho Upstairs
  • £7 (£5)

TYPHOON 2017 – An international playreading Festival
Work by some of the best of today’s East Asian playwrights from across the world.

Opportunity, Pandas and Peace

Typhoon West is an explosive mix of new plays in development brought to you by Yellow Earth Theatre. A seminal moment in China’s history, saving pandas and surviving in global e-commerce, three bold and fearless playwrights take audiences from war to peace, east to west and on into a realm of mapless uncertainty.

Wed 22 November 3pm
FULFILMENT by Jeremy Tiang
Fulfilling book orders isn’t what Bennett had in mind when she dreamed of a career in literature. Her dead-end pay-the-rent job has her in despair. But her Chinese colleague, Mengru, sees opportunity in everything. Can either of them find the fulfilment of their American Dream?
Running Time: Approx 1hr

Thur 23 November 3pm
ZEN (or Shadowtrail) by Joyce Lee
Caroline is under pressure working in a London bank. Her parents want her to return to Hong Kong but she feels increasingly trapped. As world events begin to merge with events in her own life, Caroline’s mind starts to unravel. A moving account of one woman’s epic and fantastical journey to save the pandas and find some peace.
Running Time: Approx 2hrs

Fri 24 November 3pm
FORGOTTEN 遗忘 by Daniel York Loh
1918. Republican 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?
Forgotten (遗忘) is inspired by the little known story of the 140,000 strong Chinese Labour Corps who left everything to work behind the front lines during WW1.
Running Time: Approx 2hrs plus 10min interval

Typhoon West 2017 Performances

Thu 23 Nov 3:00pm
Fri 24 Nov 3:00pm