Golden Child

Young Andrew‘s summer project to interview his grandmother about his forebears leads to an intimate revelation of her childhood in a traditional Chinese household.

We meet Andrew’s great-grandfather, a businessman returning home to China in 1918. He greets his daughter, three wives, and their traditional Confucian home with a new found interest in modern occidental culture. But much to his wives’ alarm, he has also invited a Christian missionary into their home...

Written by the Tony Award-winning playwright of M. Butterfly, Yellow Face and Broadway’s Chinglish, Golden Child examines the politics of cultural conversion at the dawn of an inter-cultural world.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. This production is supported by the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund. 


Tuesday 8th October: Meet The Cast event and a question and answer session will be held after the performance for ticket-holders.



True Heart Theatre creates theatre to deepen the relationship between the individual & the community – trusting the power of the performing arts to move, inspire, and generate personal & social transformation. Since 2006 they have been creating a platform for British Chinese faces & voices to be seen & heard through in mainstream scripted productions and in applied theatre contexts. True Heart have been enabling people – young and old – to reflect on their lives, learn from each other, and be joyfully entertained with stories brought alive through theatre.


"A drama with piquant comic overtones"
Christopher Isherwood, New York Times