Few people today know there was once a thriving Chinatown in London’s East End. Yellow Earth’s recent production will take audiences on a journey into this forgotten world…
It started in Limehouse in 1958 when the local council was planning to bulldoze the last remnants of Limehouse Chinatown. As the local people decide how to embrace this redevelopment without losing their heritage, former Limehouse resident Eileen Cunningham returns to start a revolution….
This promenade production at historic Limehouse Town Hall will take you into the heart of London’s original Chinatown to exploding the lurid myths of opium dens and sinister Chinese gangs, to reveal a place that was for generations of people, simply home.
Cast: Jonathan Chan, Sara Houghton, Matthew Leonhart, Amanda Maud & Gabby Wong
Written by Jeremy Tiang
Directed by Kumiko Mendl & Gary Merry
Design by Moi Tran
Music by Ruth Chan
Lighting by Pablo Fernandez Baz
Projection & Video by Eva Auster
Yellow Academy Ensemble Emiko Jane Ishii, Emma Chung Yi Lau, Rita Tsang , Jean Tan , Philip Law, Shihua Bai,
William Kwan, Yiu Fai Choi, Zheng Chi, Lloyd Li