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Cast announced for European premiere.
Casting has been announced for the upcoming production of Chinglish by Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang which runs at the Park Theatre in north London from 22 March to 22 April 2017, with an official opening on 28 March 2017.
Gyuri Sarossy, Candy Ma, Lobo Chan, Duncan Harte, Siu-see Hung, Minhee Yeo and Windson Liong will all feature in the production following a four-month casting process to assemble a group of bilingual actors.
"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. Hwang’s hilarious comedy about the misadventures of miscommunication explores the modern difficulty of doing business between East and West."
David Henry Hwang returns to Park Theatre following the sell-out success of Yellow Face (Park Theatre 2013, National Theatre 2014), with this European premiere of his Broadway hit comedy. Chinglish originally premiered on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre in October 2011 in a production directed by Leigh Silverman, performed in English and Mandarin. It was nominated for three Drama Desk Awards including Best Play.
Speaking on the news of the casting, the writer commented: "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."
The European premiere is directed by Andrew Keates and produced by Tim Johanson Productions in association with Julie Clare Productions, Arion Productions and Park Theatre.
Tickets for Chinglish are now on sale.