NEWSFLASH! A First Look at Yang-May Ooi’s new play Butterfly in Blue Jeans – details below…
We are delighted to announce the first public outing for my new play, Butterfly in Blue Jeans, at the prestigious China Exchange in Soho. This is an exclusive one-off event to showcase the work in progress – and your feedback may help to shape the final play!
The event will take place on Thursday 06 April 2017 at 7pm at China Exchange in the heart of Soho.
The evening starts with a rehearsed reading of a 20 minute extract from Butterfly in Blue Jeans, with Julie Cheung-Inhin in the title role and Andrew Candish as Ben. The casting of Kate is to be announced. The play is directed by Jessica Higgs and produced by Papergang Theatre.
I will then lead a panel discussion on the themes of the play alongside China and cultural experts. We will be taking comments and questions from the audience so it should be a lively event!
Read the blurb for the event below:
“Have you ever travelled to a new place filled with anticipation for the romance of a foreign land only to discover it’s far from what is in your mind? Expected to be soaked in history, tradition, customs and community only to find that your destination is modern, fast paced and not so different from home?
Explore the themes of our romantic notions of a country versus reality through an evening that combines performance with discussion through a new theatrical piece Butterfly in Blue Jeans, a play inspired by Madame Butterfly written by Yang-May Ooi.
The night will consist of a 20-minute excerpt of the play performed by actors followed by a panel conversation focused on how our imagined versions of other countries and cultures shapes our perception.
Panellists to be announced.”
There’ll be a cash bar and a chance to chat with me informally and meet the cast and creative team afterwards.
We hope to see you there!
Butterfly in Blue Jeans is new play by writer Yang-May Ooi, featuring Julie Cheung-Inhin. It is directed by Jessica Higgs and produced by Papergang Theatre. We are currently seeking funding. This blog follows the progress of the development of the play from first idea to full production.