Photo Flash: First Look at 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.

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Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Chike Chan, Tuyen Do in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly, photographer Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
David Yip, Rosalind Chao in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly, image Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
David Yip, Rosalind Chao in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly, photographer Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
David Yip, Rosalind Chao, Kae Alexander in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly, photographer Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Francis Mayli McCann, Kae Alexander in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly. Photo by Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Francis Mayli McCann, Kirsty Rider in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly. Photo by Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Kae Alexander in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly, photo by Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Kae Alexander in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly. Photo by Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Kirsty Rider, Francis Mayli McCann in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly. Photo by Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Kirsty Rider, in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly, image Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Kirsty Rider, Kae Alexander in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly image by Mark Douet

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Kirsty Rider, Kwong Loke in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly, image Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Kirsty Rider, Rosalind Chao, Kae Alexander in The Great Wave by Frances Turnly photo by Mark Douet

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Kirsty Rider, Vincent Lai in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly. Photo by Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Kwong Loke, Kirsty Rider in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly, image Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Kwong Loke, Kirsty Rider Rosalind Chao in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly, image Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Leo Wan in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly photo by Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Leo Wan, David Yip in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly, photographer Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Leo Wan, Kae Alexander, Kirsty Rider in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly. Photo by Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Rosalind Chao in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly, image by Mark Douet

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Rosalind Chao in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly, photo by Mark Douet

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Rosalind Chao, David Yip, Tuyen Do, Chike Chan, Kae Alexander in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly, photographer Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Rosalind Chao, Kae Alexander in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly image Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Rosalind Chao, Kae Alexander in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly photo by Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Rosalind Chao, Kae Alexander in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly, photo by Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Rosalind Chao, Kae Alexander in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly, photographer Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Rosalind Chao, Kae Alexander in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly. Photo by Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Rosalind Chao, Kae Alexander, Leo Wan, David Yip in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly. Photo by Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Tuyen Do, Kirsty Rider in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly. Photo by Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Vincent Lai, Francis Mayli McCann in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly. Photo by Mark Douet.

Photo Flash: First Look at National Theatre's THE GREAT WAVE
Vincent Lai, Kirsty Rider in The Great Wave by Francis Turnly. Photo by Mark Douet.



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