Under the Umbrella


Wei is a smart girl. Men prefer to marry women who aren't smarter than themselves. Class B men choose class C women. Class A choose class B. Wei is a Class A woman. What's she going to get?
Under the Umbrella at Tara Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Tara Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 26 March 2019
Closes: Saturday 30 March 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


Wei is a smart girl.


Men prefer to marry women who aren't smarter than themselves.


Class B men choose class C women.


Class A choose class B.


Wei is a Class A woman.


What's she going to get?


A PhD.


Wei has turned 27 and suddenly her grandmother is worried.


27 brings with it the label of "shengnu", or "leftover woman", so a husband needs to be found before she's missed her chance.


Back in China, unbeknownst to Wei, her grandmother pushes her mother into joining the hundreds of parents at the Marriage Market of Guangzhou.


Here there's only one successful transaction: a first date for your child.


With a dual setting of Coventry and Guangzhou, this compelling new play by Amy Ng (Acceptance, Shangri-La) explores tradition, trauma and triumph in the art of finding love.


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Box office tel: 020 8333 4457

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 26 March 2019

Closes:Saturday 30 March 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 3-00pm

Tickets


Standard:
£17.50

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Creatives


Author: Amy Ng, based on an original idea by Lian Wilkinson
Production: Belgrade Theatre Coventry in Association with Yellow Earth and Tamasha

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