The performing arts programme of Korea/UK 2017-18 year of cultural exchange brings a new production to the UK, in collaboration with Farnham Maltings. The production hits London on 13 October, but is touring the Midlands and South of England before then.
A charming, beautiful and thoughtfully crafted physical theatre production from South Korea’s rising stars.
Oksun is a young girl working in a Japanese factory during the Korean industrial boom of the 1930s. Silently she endures the back-breaking work and oppressive conditions. One day she is ordered by the foreman to spy on her friend, who they suspect of rallying the workers. What she hears and events that follow make Oksun decide the time has come to find her voice.
Based on a short story written by Yu Jin-oh (유진어) the original text was published serially in a daily newspaper, the Chosun Ilbo, in 1931. Combining text, movement and sound, an ensemble cast of four performers bring Oksun’s story to life. Yangson Project is a collaboration between actors Son Sang-kyu, Yang Jo-ah and Yang Jong-ook and director Park Ji-hye. This is a unique opportunity to see this exciting company’s first UK performance.
This project forms part of a programme of activity supported by the Arts Council of England and Korea to encourage an exchange of practice, ideas and skills between the two countries with the ambition of creating long term, collaborative relationships between artists and the communities around the world.
Original Text by Yu Jin-oh
Adaptation by Yangson Project
Produced by Farnham Maltings
Supported by the Arts Council of England and Korea.
Age Guidance: 12+
Duration: 60 mins, no interval
Show info: This performance has reserved seating.
We are unable to admit latecomers to this performance. Please allow ample time to arrive and collect your tickets.
Other appearances on the tour:
28 September, 7:30pm: Farnham Maltings
4 October, 7:45pm: The Key Theatre, Peterborough
6 October, 8:00pm: New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
7 October, 8:00pm: Lighthouse Studio, Poole
10-11 October, 8:00pm: Warwick Arts Centre Studio