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.
EVENTS AND TALKS
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.
QUOTES FOR GOLDEN CHILD
"A drama with piquant comic overtones"
Christopher Isherwood, New York Times