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Event news: You for Me for You – a new play about North Korean border-crossers

Coming to the Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square this December, a new play about North Korean border-crossers by Korean-American playwright Mia Chung.

You For Me For You, By Mia Chung

Directed by Richard Twyman
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Thursday 3 December 2015 – Saturday 9 January 2016

You for Me for You graphic

– Trees don’t have ears.
– How are you so sure?

As they attempt to flee the Best Nation in the World, North Korean sisters Minhee and Junhee are torn apart at the border. Each must race across time and space to be together again – navigating the perilous Land of the Free and the treacherous terrain of personal belief.

Food has learned to sprint. Money is so fast it doesn’t wait to be printed. Gossip travels swifter than germs.

Korean-American playwright Mia Chung’s play has its UK première in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs. Royal Court Associate Director (International) Richard Twyman directs.

Cast to be announced.

Mia Chung’s theatre credits include You for Me for You (Woolly Mammoth Theatre / Company One); This Exquisite Corpse, Catch as Catch Can, Skin in the Game, an adaptation of The Orphan of Zhao and We Spend Our Lives.

Richard Twyman is an Associate Director at the Royal Court. For the Royal Court Richard’s credits include Fireworks, The Djinns of Eidgah, Phil in Space, PIIGS and A New Song.

Richard directed The Djinns of Eidgah for Rage Theatre in Mumbai as part of the Writers Bloc Festival.

His other theatres credits include Henry IV Pt II (RSC), Ditch (Old Vic Tunnels / HighTide), Sixty-Six Books (Bush Theatre) and Give Me Your Hand (the Irish Rep, New York).

The Big Idea: You for Me for You

Playwright Mia Chung in conversation with Royal Court Associate Director (International) Richard Twyman

Wednesday 9 December 2015, post-show
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs
Free with a ticket to that evening’s performance
Event Partner: Time Out

More Big Idea events to be announced.

Performance details

Thursday 3 December 2015 – Saturday 9 January 2016
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, SW1W 8AS
Monday – Saturday 7.45pm
Saturday matinees (from 12 December) 3pm
Thursday matinees from 10 December) 3pm
Captioned Performance 6 January 7.45pm
Press Night Tuesday 8 December 7pm
Age Guidance 14+
Tickets £20. Mondays all seats £10 (available on day of performance from 9am online).
Concessions £15* (available in advance until 12 December, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day) 25s and under £12 (limited availability).
Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate)
*ID required. All discounts subject to availability


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