The Dreams of Lily Kwok at Stratford Circus Arts Centre 18 – 21 April

Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok

By In-Sook Chappell
Directed by Jennifer Tang
Adapted from the memoir ‘Sweet Mandarin’ by Helen Tse

A Yellow Earth, Black Theatre Live and Royal Exchange co-production

Helen has grown up in the UK, but always felt a piece of her story was missing. Amidst the skyscrapers and bustling streets of Hong Kong, she meets her grandmother, Lily Kwok, and steps into a past of shocking family secrets that will change her life forever.

This evocative new play by award winning writer In-Sook Chappell, tells the extraordinary story of the women behind the famous Manchester restaurant Sweet Mandarin. Based on Helen Tse’s bestselling family memoir of three generations held together with one lifeline- food.

“A gripping tale of struggle, laughter, love and food… with a universal story of survival that will move your soul” Celebrity Chef Ken Hom on Sweet Mandarin


18 – 21 Apr Stratford Circus Arts Centre, London
Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX | 020 8279 1080



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