DiaoChan The Rise of the Courtesan at Above the Arts


Red Dragonfly Productions will present DiaoChan:The Rise of the Courtesan, written and directed by Ross Ericson at the Above the Arts Theatre in central London from 9 to 28 May 2016.

Taken from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and often referred to as the Chinese Macbeth, DiaoChan is an epic tale of lust, jealousy and revenge. It has been adapted for the stage for Red Dragonfly by British writer Ross Ericson, and will star Siu-See Hung, Arthur Lee, Benjamin Lok, Angelo Paragoso, Andrew Wong, & Michelle Yim.

"The Empire is in turmoil and the tyrant DongZhuo, with the great warrior LuBu at his side, is systematically putting to the sword all those who oppose him. The minister WangYun fears for the lives of his family, but when both DongZhuo and LuBu show a lustful interest in DiaoChan - a singing girl of WangYun’s household - she comes up with a plan that could solve both their problems – a plan that would see DongZhuo fall and see her rise to the ranks of the nobility."

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