Forgotten

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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.
Forgotten at Arcola Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Arcola Theatre
Started: Tuesday 23 October 2018
Closed: Saturday 17 November 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


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.

Synopsis


'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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Theatre


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Postal address:
24 Ashwin Street
Dalston
London E8 3DL

Box office tel: 020 7503 1646

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 23 October 2018

Press night:Wednesday 24 October 2018

Closes:Saturday 17 November 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 8‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 3-30pm

Tickets


Previews:
£20, £16, £15

Standard:
£22, £20, £15

Cast


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


Creatives


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

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