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Forgotten is inspired by the little-known story of the 140,000 Chinese Labour Corps who left everything and travelled half way around the world to work for Britain and the Allies behind the front lines during World War One.
'The foreign devils will be entranced by our performance and line our path back to Shandong with gold and cherry blossoms …'
1917. Shandong Province, Northern China.
Times are tough in Horse 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 to put both themselves and their struggling nation on its feet?
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London E8 3DL
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 8‑00pm
Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm
Friday ‑ 8‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm
Rebecca Boey - Second Moon/Marie
Jon Chew - Headman Zhang/Wild Swan
Zachary Hing - Eunuch Lin/Follower of Christ
Camille Mallet De Chauny - Big Dog
Michael Phong Le - Old Six
Leo Wan - The Professor
Author: Daniel York Loh
Composer: Liz Chi Yen Liew
Director: Kim Pearce
Designer: Emma Bailey
Lighting: Jessica Hung Han Yun
Sound: Luke Swaffield
Movement: Quang Kien Van
Production: Zhen Lin for Moongate and Kumiko Mendl for Yellow Earth