Receiving its European premiere at the Park Theatre in March 2017, the bilingual cast have been announced for Chinglish.
Gyuri Sarossy (The Rover – RSC, Two Noble Kinsmen – RSC, The Absence of War – Headlong) and Candy Ma (Project New Earth, Chinese Arts Centre and Yellow Earth Theatre) have been announced to lead the talented bilingual cast of Chinglish. Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang returns to Park Theatre with the European premiere of his Broadway hit following the sell-out success of Yellow Face (Park Theatre 2013, National Theatre 2014). Acclaimed director Andrew Keates (As Is – Trafalgar Studios, Dessa Rose – Trafalgar Studios) joins the production team in his Park Theatre debut.
Hwang’s hilarious comedy about the misadventures of miscommunication explores the modern difficulty of doing business between East and West. Daniel, an American, wants to open up China for his business. There are only three things standing in his way: he can’t speak the language, he can’t learn the customs, and he’s falling in love with the one woman he can’t have.
Sarossy and Ma are joined by Lobo Chan, Duncan Harte, Siu-see Hung, Minhee Yeo and Windson Liong. Hwang comments:
“I’m thrilled that Chinglish will receive its European premiere at the Park Theatre, who did such an excellent production of my play Yellow Face. America’s current political turmoil only serves to strengthen China’s power and influence, which perhaps makes this play even more timely than when it first ran on Broadway.”
Chinglish plays Park Theatre on 22 March – 22 April 2017. For more information and to book tickets, visit the website.