From Shore to Shore – Stories from different generations of British Chinese community

From Shore to Shore is a new play by Mary Cooper in collaboration with MW Sun that weaves together three revealing and moving stories drawn from different generations of people from the British Chinese community.

Directed by Yellow Earth’s co- founder and former Artistic Director David K.S Tse (Song Unsung, Southbank, Running the Silk Road Barbican and King Lear, RSC), From Shore to Shore spans a century of Chinese history through its stories of love and loss, struggle and survival – Cheung Wing is escaping from war, Mei Lan’s had enough of the potato peeler, and Yi Di wants the impossible; her parents’ approval.

Taking place in a restaurant, accompanied by a Chinese meal, From Shore to Shore brings together English, Mandarin and Cantonese in an innovative blend, which communicates with all.

Playwright Mary Cooper, who has written for BBC Radio 4, Channel 4 and Granada, as well as writing more than 20 plays to commission for touring theatre, and multilingual collaborator M W Sun have spent three years researching and recording stories with people in the Chinese community.


30th -31st May- Tai Pan Oriental Buffet, Liverpool
2nd ,3rd & 6th June- Palace Garden Restaurant, Newcastle 7th June- Oran Mor, Glasgow
8th June- Saigon, Saigon Restaurant, Edinburgh
9th-10th June- Spurriergate Centre, York

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