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Play gives food for thought

Published: 2 March 2019

A drama combined with tasty food and live music will be presented at venues in Manchester, Liverpool, Lancaster and Morecambe this month.

From Shore to Shore, which features three stories drawn from different generations of British Chinese communities, will include a two-course Chinese meal with the ticket as food and its relationship to love and survival are important themes in the play (hear director David Tse and Ozzie Yue talking about the play for the BTG podcast).

From Shore to Shore, recommended for anyone aged 9 plus, spans a century of Chinese history through stories of love and loss, struggle and survival.

Writer Mary Cooper and multilingual collaborator M W Sun spent three years researching and recording stories with Chinese communities.

English, Mandarin and Cantonese are used in to make From Shore to Shore accessible to a wide range of audiences.

After opening at the Yang Sing in Manchester on March 9, it will be performed at Angel Restaurant in Liverpool and Wong’s Kitchen at Lancaster University as well as dates at the Dukes in Lancaster and Hothouse, Morecambe before touring to Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Birmingham.

David Upton