Golden Child has concluded its run of 12 performances
with Sell Out shows in our final week.
Remembrance & reflections of the show and pictures below!
“Golden Child is a stellar historical piece with important modern relevance.”
“The design of Golden Child is simple and effective, where the aesthetics are heightened by some beautiful projections onto the white fabric set. The performances are solid, though it’s Lourdes Faberes as ‘first wife’ Siu Yong who is especially impressive, comfortable with both the comic and tragic elements of her character.
Golden Child emerges as a skilfully-told story that engages the emotions as well as the brain.”
“Director Ng Choo Ping gives the play sympathetic direction as a fascinating window into a nation’s past.”
15-16 Triton Street, Regents Place, London NW1 3BF
Wednesday 2 – Saturday 5
Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 Evenings at 7.30pm
Saturday 5 & Wednesday 9 & Saturday 12
Matinees at 3.30pm
Post-show Talk on Tuesday 8 October
Captioned Performance on Thursday 10 October
Academic Symposium stimulated by this production of GOLDEN CHILD was hosted by the University of East London’s Theatre Studies Department – on Monday 7 October.
THE LONDON PREMIERE OF GOLDEN CHILD
Director Ng Choon Ping
& Designer Moi Tran
2-12 October 2013
Eng Tieng Bin returns home to his daughter and his three wives after three years away on business. He brings a newfound interest in ‘occidental’ culture to their traditional Confucian household – with a Christian missionary as a guest.
Golden Child is a gripping and entertaining tale about a Chinese family caught between traditional values and the modern world.
Written by the Tony Award-winning playwright of M. Butterfly, Yellow Face and Chinglish, Golden Child examines the politics of cultural conversion at the dawn of an intercultural world.
Award-winning Ng Choon Ping directs a strong team of East Asian talent led by Jacqueline Chan. Designer Moi Tran creates a poignant contemporary set which brings early 1900s China into the 21st century.
“Hwang has gotten hold of a great subject, and he’s a vigorous writer. “Golden Child” has some of the crude storytelling energy of a potboiler or mini-series — a coarse narrative vitality” Washington Post