The Last Days of Limehouse at Limehouse Town Hall
Yellow Earth in association with Half Moon Theatre presents The Last Days of Limehouse: A Journey into London's Original Chinatown, a site-specific production written by Jeremy Tiang, at Limehouse Town Hall, in Limehouse, east London, from 16 Jul to 03 Aug 2014.
Synopsis: 'Few people today know there was once a thriving Chinatown in London’s East End. This promenade production at the historic Limehouse Town Hall will take you on a journey into this forgotten world. It starts in Limehouse in 1958 when the local council is planning to bulldoze the last remnants of Limehouse Chinatown. As the local community decides how to embrace this redevelopment without losing their heritage, former Limehouse resident Eileen Cunningham returns to start a revolution… Delving straight into the heart of London’s original Chinatown, this site specific production will explode the lurid myths of opium dens and sinister Chinese gangs, to reveal a place that was for generations of people, simply home.'
The cast of The Last Days of Limehouse: A Journey into London's Original Chinatown includes Jonathan Chan, Sara Houghton, Matthew Leonhart, Amanda Maud and Gabby Wong.
The Last Days of Limehouse: A Journey into London's Original Chinatown is directed by Kumiko Mendl and Gary Merry and features scenic design by Moi Tran, lighting by Pablo Fernandez Baz, music by Ruth Chan, and projection and video by Eva Auster.