Welcome to Beijing. Population: 21 million. Plus four Brits. Lost Laowais follows the intertwining lives of four expats in one of Asia’s largest metropolises and asks: can Westerners ever find a home in Chinese society?
(Lǎowài 老外. Noun. Colloquial term for a foreigner, literally 'old outsider'.)
While translator Julian is looking for a flatmate, he meets Lisa, a British-born Chinese woman who has abruptly upended her life to teach English in a country that is quickly turning out not to live up to her expectations. Their initial meeting turns into a clash regarding the politics of China’s expatriate population. Meanwhile, celebrated writer and ‘old China hand’ Robert is beginning to tire of twenty years of feeling like an outsider. And ‘third culture kid’ Ollie is chafing under the pressures of overbearing diplomat parents whose lifestyle sees them uprooting their lives and moving across the world every few years. As the characters’ lives collide, Lost Laowais asks: how does the West approach China in the 21st century? And have we really moved on from our colonialist past?Book Now
Eschaton Theatre creates theatre for the end of the world: work that explores and engages with the effects of late capitalism. We make theatre for people who worry that we aren’t going to make it.Book Now
A play about luck and the stories we tell about money. Natalie picks over the moments of her life trying to understand when things began to fall apart.
Alan and Ron are sweaty. Really sweaty. The heat is rising in their studio and the milk has gone off. Everything's changing - but life goes on, right?
Invisibles by Argentinian writer Lola Lagos platforms the voices of two Latin women who despite being robbed from their dignity and freedom, never succumb to losing their spirit.
What’s *really* the buzz in this country? You can find out! Wing your way to Bea’s Garden Party - she’ll guide you through the honey-soaked life-hacks of the British Bee.
A Younger Theatre "Witty and true"
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