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The Sugar-Coated Bullets of The Bourgeoisie - Arcola
HighTide and Arcola Theatre present the world première of The Sugar-Coated Bullets of The Bourgeoisie, a new play written by Anders Lustgarten, which will run at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston, east London, from 7 to 30 April 2016, prior to opening the HighTide Festival in September.
The production will be directed by Steven Atkinson, with set design by Lily Arnold, lighting by Elliot Griggs and sound by Giles Thomas. The cast includes Andrew Leung and Anna Leong Brophy.
Synopsis: "Revolution has stirred, China has stood up and Communism reaches Rotten Peach Village. Over the next sixty years, the villagers are battered by the waves of New China, lurching from the extremes of Maoism to the extremes of capitalism. Yet amid all the change and turmoil, one thing does not alter: their willingness to fight."
Anders Lustgarten won the inaugural Harold Pinter Prize for 'If You Don't Let Us Dream We Won't Let You Sleep', which was performed at the Royal Court Theatre. The play is based on almost a decade of study and expores the lives of the Chinese people in two eras, during the rise of Maoist China, and in 2016.