The story of Yeh Shen (Chinese Cinderella)

(c) Robert Workman
(c) Robert Workman

An enchanting tale about a young orphaned girl, her nasty stepmother and a lost shoe. Will Yeh Shen be able to attend the New Year Festival? Will she ever find happiness? And how can a fish, a dragon and a horse help her?

(c) Robert Workman

The story of Yeh Shen first appeared in 9th Century China, over 1,000 years before the first European Cinderella story. This timeless tale comes to life with puppetry, live music and all the excitement of the Chinese Spring Festival, in a new version from Yellow Earth, the company behind 2013’s exuberant Why the Lion Danced.

Yeh Shen by Yellow Earth Theatre Company, coming to Polka 18 Feb – 8 Mar

+44 (0)20 8543 4888

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Polka Theatre is one of the few venues in the UK which is dedicated to producing and presenting work for young audiences. Since the doors opened in 1979, this unique venue has been entertaining children with resonant, engaging and exciting theatre.



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