Royal Court Theatre Announces New And Now: Plays From China, A Series Of New Readings

Royal Court Theatre Announces New And Now: Plays From China, A Series Of New ReadingsThe Royal Court Theatre in partnership with the British Council announce new readings of work with writers based in China. This series of public readings titled New and Now: Plays from China will take place in The Site at The Royal Court Theatre from Tuesday 4 December 2018 to Thursday 6 December 2018.

The Royal Court Theatre began working in China in 2015. Fifteen young playwrights were chosen to take part in workshops in Chengdu, Beijing and Wuzhen over a two year period and invited to address subjects they felt urgent to write about in contemporary China.

Three of these writers, CHEN Si'an, YANG Jingguan and ZHANG Zai, will spend two weeks at The Royal Court Theatre working with directors Jude Christian and Royal Court Associate Director (International) Sam Pritchard and a company of actors. The plays will then be presented as rehearsed readings in English translation.

Contemporary China from the inside: a chance to hear new writers tell stories about the country as it is right now. The Royal Court presents its first ever programme of plays by Chinese playwrights - a unique opportunity for British audiences to hear from a generation of writers who have grown up in a transforming nation.

The voices of three Chinese female writers express with power, humour and originality surprising insights into a fascinating and fast-changing society.

Please find details of the readings below;

Public booking opens Friday 21 September 2018. Tickets are £10 (£8 concession) per reading or £15 for two readings and can be purchased here:

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