Kim is having one of those days. A terrible, very bad, no-good kind of day, and the worst part is...it all feels so familiar. Caught up in a never-ending cycle of events, she looks for the exit but the harder she tries, the worse it gets and she begins to wonder: who's writing this story? She makes a break for it, smashing through a hundred years of bloody narratives that all end the same way. Can she find a way out before it's too late?
With breathless hilarity, Kimber Lee’s play jumps through time – wriggling inside of and then exploding lifetimes of repeating Asian stereotypes, wrestling history for the right to control your own narrative in a world that thinks it can tell you who you are. Winner of the inaugural Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019, International Award, this powerful world premiere is directed by Roy Alexander Weise (The Mountaintop) for the Royal Exchange Theatre as part of Manchester International Festival
Relaxed Performances: Fri 20 Oct, 7.30pm & Sat 21 Oct, 2.30pm
BSL Performance: Fri 27 Oct, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performances: Fri 6 Oct, 7.30pm & Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pm
Captioned Performances: Tue 17 Oct 7.30pm & Thu 2 Nov, 7.30pm
1h 50m (no interval)
September 18th, 2023
November 4th, 2023
Contains strong language, references to racist stereotypes of East Asian/South Asian/Pacific Islands people, implied sexual situations, and allusions to miscarriage. There are heavily stylised and unrealistic depictions of suicide, blood, knives and guns.
By: Kimber Lee
Director: Roy Alexander Weise
Cast list: Jeff D'Sangalang, Lourdes Faberes, Jennifer Kirby, Mei Mac, Rochelle Rose, Tom Weston-Jones
Set: Khadija Raza
Costume: Loren Elstein
Lighting: Joshua Pharo
Sound: Giles Thomas
Movement: Shelley Maxwell
Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: Waterloo
Bus numbers: Pocock Street (Stop V) 40, 63
Car park: National Car Park Ltd
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