MOUNTAINS: The Dreams of Lily Kwok – A coproduction with Royal Exchange Theatre

Based on Helen Tse’s bestselling family memoir In-Sook Chappell’s new play MOUNTAINS: THE DREAMS OF LILY KWOK tells the remarkable story of the family behind the famous Manchester restaurant Sweet Mandarin.

From the streets of Manchester and Hong Kong we step back though time to uncover the powerful determination of these women in a story that crosses continents and generations.

In-Sook Chappell was born in South Korea and raised in England. Her first play, THIS ISN’T ROMANCE was produced at the Soho Theatre, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and presented in Korean at the National Theatre of Korea. Her other plays include: TALES OF THE HARROW ROAD (Soho Theatre), ABSENCE (Young Vic) and P’YONGYANG which was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize and produced at Finborough Theatre.

Jennifer Tang is an award-winning UK and International theatre-maker and stage director, specializing in making new work across multiple disciplines. Her practice spans new writing, devised work and opera. As director her work includes WE ARE YOU (Young Vic, British Museum) CLYTEMNESTRA (The Gate, London); WANTED (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

Directed by Jennifer Tang and co-produced by Yellow Earth and Black Theatre Live, the production runs in the Studio from 22 March – 7 April.


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