Photo Coverage: Inside Rehearsal for National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
On a Japanese beach, teenage sisters Hanako (Kirsty Rider) and Reiko (Kae Alexander) are caught up in a storm. Reiko survives while Hanako is lost to the sea. Their mother (Rosalind Chao), however, can't shake the feeling that her missing daughter is still alive, and soon family tragedy takes on a global political dimension. Set in Japan and North Korea, Francis Turnly's epic new thriller is directed by Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre Indhu Rubasingham in a co-production with the Tricycle Theatre.
Cast includes Kae Alexander, Rosalind Chao, Tuyen Do, Vincent Lai, Kwong Loke, Frances Mayli McCann, Kirsty Rider, Leo Wan and David Yip. Design by Tom Piper, video design by Luke Halls, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick, music by David Shrubsole, sound design by Alex Caplen, movement direction by Polly Bennett and fight direction by Kev McCurdy.
Developed, while on a Channel 4 playwriting bursary at the Tricycle, The Great Wave won the Catherine Johnson Best Play Award in 2016.
Rosalind Chao is appearing with the support of UK Equity, incorporating the Variety Artistes' Federation, pursuant to an exchange programme between American Equity and UK Equity.
Previews from 10 March, press night 19 March, playing until 14 April at the Dorfman Theatre.
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Photo Credit: Mark Douet
Kae Alexander, Leo Wan
Leo Wan, David Yan, Chike Chan
Tuyen Do, Kirsty Rider
Vincent Lai, Kirsty Rider