signal fires

A fire burns to signal that we’re here. To show our numbers and celebrate our stories. To pass the torch from the past to the present, looking towards the future. British East and South East Asian artists of the North West are collaborating with New Earth Theatre to bring new perspectives to the streets of Manchester in a performance-led walking tour.

UK theatre touring companies join together in a time of crisis to return to the ‘original theatre’ – storytelling around fires – to celebrate our fundamental need as humans to gather, tell stories and make sense of the world around us, so that we can collectively reimagine the future.

This project will see new work written by: Houmi Miura, Chris Shapiro, Jasmine Chong, Mei Yuk Wong and Anna Nguyen, as well as an extract from In-Sook Chappell‘s 2018 play Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok.

Finale devised by New Earth Manchester Performers Academy:
Megan Arnold, Ivy Chui, Lesa DangMatthew KoonSamuel Rossiter and Tina Wong.

Beyond Chinatown is produced by Grace Ng-Ralph and Anna Nguyen with dramaturgy by Naomi Sumner Chan and direction by Nickie Miles-Wildin and Kash Arshad.

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