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Cost £3-£5
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Yellow Earth's annual International Playreading Festival. Showcasing the best of contemporary East Asian theatre writing, the festival has now grown rapidly and brings you work from China, Singapore, Vietnam, America, the UK and more. Join us for a week that will be an entertaining, lively and thought provoking festival of new plays.

SUNDAY 21 JUNE, 7.30pm

WILD RICE (Vietnam/Australia) by Huong Nguyen, Phi Hai, Pat Rix and Geoff Crowhurst
Directed by Kwong Loke

Having survived war, prison and pirates, the greatest challenge that faces this Vietnamese family is their new environment in Australia and the conflict that arises between the generations.

MONDAY 22 JUNE, 7.30pm

DIALOGUE & REBUTTAL (China) by Gao Xingjian
Directed by Jonathan Man

A middle aged man is about to leave a young woman with whom he has just spent the night. A beguiling story by this daring Chinese playwright and Nobel prize winner for literature now residing in France.

TUESDAY 23 JUNE , 7.30pm

A Double Bill of Plays
Directed by Philippe Cherbonnier

FILIAL (Canada) by David Yee
They say that history repeats itself and it certainly does here in this audacious short play about a father and son who keep meeting around a "special delivery".

THE TWO OF US (UK) by Simon Wu
A young man reflects and tries to come to terms with the obstacle that has dogged and frustrated him his entire life. There can be only one outcome…

WEDNESDAY 24 JUNE , 7.30pm

WONDERLAND (Singapore / U.S.) by Chay Yew
Directed by Jonathan Man

The rise and fall of an immigrant family full of hope and aspiration in the land of plenty which beautifully captures the longing of a gay son who struggles against the hard working ethics of his father.

THURSDAY 25 JUNE, 7.30pm

A double bill of plays
Directed by Philippe Cherbonnier

This hilarious short play takes us behind the scene of "BunRoc-Q" the hottest band rapping its way to the top. But "who are they really" is the question they find hardest to answer.

DIARY OF A MADWOMAN (Singapore) By Chin Woon Ping
When the Aunty disappears, again, the relatives gather to wait for some news. While they play mah-jong in the front room, the niece discovers a diary which reveals her aunt's mounting obsession with cameras and the unnerving feeling of being watched all the time.

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Gabby Wong
Woman in 'Dialogue & Rebuttal'
Jay Oliver Yip
Jude in "Filial" & Son in "Wonderland"
Jamie Zubairi
The Father

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