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World Premiere of P’YONGYANG by In-Sook Chappell at the Finborough Theatre

Published by: Carolin Kopplin on 4th Dec 2015 | View all blogs by Carolin Kopplin

"We have to be careful, we can’t trust anyone. But, in the dark, your thoughts are your own."

The world premiere of a new North Korean story from award-winning playwright In-Sook Chappell,P'yongyang opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 January 2016. 

Crossing military borders and class divides, P’yongyang tells the epic love story of two North Korean childhood sweethearts spanning three decades. Chi-Soo and Eun-Mi dare to dream of a life together in P’yongyang, working for Kim Jong Il’s film studios. But as those around them start to disappear and information from the outside world trickles in, the devoted Communists are forced to view their glorious homeland in a different light.

Written by award-winning, Korean-born playwright In-Sook Chappell - who was inspired by a childhood visit to the Demilitarized Zone at the height of the Cold War and by the experiences of North Korean refugees - P'yongyang is a striking new work that was shortlisted for the 2013 Bruntwood Prize Award.

A play that pits hope against hunger.

Directed by Chelsea Walker. Designed by Max Dorey. Lighting by Jamie Platt. Sound and Composition by Harry Blake. Movement by Jenny Ogilvie. Presented by Chloe Courtney in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre.
Cast: Lourdes Faberes. Chris Lew Kum Hoi. Anna Leong Brophy. Daniel York.

Further information: www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk

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