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Rice

9 Oct to 13 Nov 2021

Orange Tree Theatre

Brimming with wickedly humorous observations on globalisation, politics and family, this is the UK premiere of a powerful new play from Asian-Australian writer Michele Lee.
Rice at the Orange Tree Theatre

Image courtesy Orange Tree Theatre

Show details

Synopsis


Nisha is a young hotshot executive working for Golden Fields, Australia's largest producer of rice.


Ambitious and headstrong, she's determined to become the first female Indian CEO in Australia.


She's close to sealing a contract with the Indian government, which would see her company take over India's national rice distribution system.


A secret deal worth billions.


Working late nights in the office she encounters Yvette, an older Chinese migrant, who cleans up her mess.


Yvette has her own entrepreneurial ambitions, but her daughter faces court after participating in a protest against the unethical practices of a national supermarket chain.


The two form a powerful - if unlikely - bond as they navigate the complexities of their lives and the world at large.


Background information, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


Brimming with wickedly humorous observations on globalisation, politics and family, this is the UK premiere of a powerful new play from Asian-Australian writer Michele Lee, which has won numerous awards including the Australian Writers' Guild Award for Best Original Stage Play.


Directed by Matthew Xia (Amsterdam, Blood Knot), Artistic Director of Actors Touring Company, who produce international contemporary theatre - making the global, local and the local, global.


OT On Screen:

The play will also be live-streamed so you can watch it at home.

Thu 4 & Fri 5 Nov at 7.30pm


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Theatre


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Postal address:
1 Clarence Street
Richmond TW9 2SA

Box office tel: 020 8940 3633

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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 9 October 2021

Press night:Wednesday 13 October 2021

Closes:Saturday 13 November 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:
Mon ‑ Sat 7.30pm (except 13 Oct at 7pm)

Matinee:
Thu & Sat 2.30pm (not 9 Oct)

Running time: 1 hr 35 mins

Tickets


Standard:
£15, £25, £32

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Access information


Audio Described performance ‑ Sat 13 Nov 2.30pm


Captioned Performance ‑ Tue 9 Nov 7.30pm


Creatives


Author: Michele Lee
Director: Matthew Xia
Production: An Orange Tree Theatre and Actors Touring Company co-production

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