Opens 22 Nov 2017
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Typhoon West is an explosive mix of new plays in development brought to you by Yellow Earth Theatre. A seminal moment in China's history, saving pandas and surviving in global e-commerce, three bold and fearless playwrights take audiences from war to peace, east to west and on into a realm of mapless uncertainty.
Fulfilment - (Nov 22 at 15:00) Fulfilling book orders isn't what Bennett had in mind when she dreamed of a career in literature. Her dead-end pay-the-rent job has her in despair. But her Chinese colleague, Mengru, sees opportunity in everything. Can either of them find the fulfilment of their American Dream? Zen - (Nov 23 15:00) Caroline is under pressure working in a London bank. Her parents want her to return to Hong Kong but she feels increasingly trapped. As world events begin to merge with events in her own life, Caroline's mind starts to unravel. A moving account of one woman's epic and fantastical journey to save the pandas and find some peace. Forgotten - (Nov 24 15:00) Shoe Village. Old Six and Second Moon struggle to earn enough to feed their young child. Big Dog struggles to overcome opium addiction and for Eunuch Lin, the fall of the Imperial Dynasty couldn't have come at a worse time. Could a fierce war far away in Europe present an opportunity? Forgotten (??) is inspired by the little known story of the 140,000 strong Chinese Labour Corps who left everything to work behind the front lines during WW1.