P'YONGYANG

P’yongyang at the Finborough Theatre

A world premiere by In-Sook Chappell / Finborough Theatre / 5th-30th January 2016

 

Direction. Chelsea Walker / Design. Max Dorey / Lighting. Jamie Platt / Composition & Sound. Harry Blake / Movement. Jenny Ogilvie

 

Cast. Lourdes Faberes, Anna Leong Brophy, Daniel York, Chris Lew Kum Hoi

Photo Credit. Richard Lakos

***** “A poignant and devastating love story.” The Metropolist

***** "A heart-breaking tale of forbidden love” Playstosee

**** “P’yongyang takes us inside a real-life Orwellian nightmare…it does so admirably – with a surprising lightness of touch, pressing home the point that for all the brainwashing, fear, hunger, paranoia and human rights abuses, people are broadly the same all the world over.” The Telegraph

**** “Chelsea Walker’s staging is slick, sinister, and deeply unsettling. There’s a heightened, hyper-intense quality to both play and production, presenting a world that is part Orwellian nightmare, part neon-lit fantasy, shot with allusions to fairy tale, The Wizard of Oz and even James Cameron’s Titanic.” The Times

**** “Chelsea Walker’s fluid production combines brutal reality with touches of delicacy, and the four-strong cast are all good, with Chris Lew Kum Hoi, as Chi Soo, and Anna Leong Brophy, as Eun Mi, making a convincing journey from naivety to experience.” The Stage

**** “Chelsea Walker’s assured production is also acted with total conviction by Anna Leong Brophy and Chris Lew Kum Hoi as the young lovers and by Lourdes Faberes and Daniel York.” The Guardian

P’yongyang at the Finborough Theatre
P’yongyang at the Finborough Theatre
P’yongyang at the Finborough Theatre
P’yongyang at the Finborough Theatre
P’yongyang at the Finborough Theatre
P’yongyang at the Finborough Theatre
P’yongyang at the Finborough Theatre