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What Remains of Us, at Bristol Old Vic

This interesting collaboration between Bristol Old Vic, Bath Spa University and K-Arts University should be worth a trip down to Bristol in early March. The production explores the theme of Korean family reunions.

What Remains of Us

Judy Owen Ltd in association with Bristol Old Vic, Bath Spa Productions and Korea National University of Arts
Thursday 3 March – Saturday 12 March 2022
The Weston Studio | Bristol Old Vic | King Street | Bristol BS1 4ED
£8 Open Concession/ £12 Standard/ £20 Pay it Forward | Book tickets
1 hour 20 mins (incl. interval) Matinee and Signed performances available.

poster art: What Remains of Us

“I still have dreams about flying over the border like a bird. When I land I’m always a little girl. And you’re always there.”

3 days. 6 meetings. Just 12 hours. After 50 years what would you say?

Seung-Ki hasn’t seen her father Kwan-Suk since she was three. Separated by one of the world’s most militarised borders, they come face to face again in this compelling story based on the state-organised temporary reunions of divided Korean families.

With intelligence agencies and the global media looking on, can father and daughter confront their past, and find a connection in the present? Acclaimed actor Kwong Loke (The Great Wave National Theatre, Pah-La Royal Court) and Jung Sun den Hollander (the Ghost in Killing Eve) feature in this raw, moving and at times absurdly funny new play featuring arresting visuals and sound.

Cast & credits

Writer: David Lane
Director: Sita Calvert-Ennals
Designer: Lulu Tam
Composers: Duncan Speakman & Jae-Moon Lee
Sound Designer: Duncan Speakman
Lighting Designer: Peter Small
Movement Director: Dan Canham
Acting Coach: Minjae Kang
Dramaturgs: Ha Young Hwang & Sharon Clark

Kwong LokeKwong Loke (Kwan-Suk) trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and works as actor, director and lecturer in performance. His theatre work includes The Great Wave (National Theatre), Pah-la (Royal Court) Labour of Love (Noel Coward, West End), Dear Elizabeth (Gate Theatre Nottinghill), New and Now (Royal Court), You For Me For You (Royal Court), You Never Touched Dirt (Royal Court at Edinburgh), The Lulu Plays (Almeida Theatre), Hiawatha (Bristol Old Vic), Summer Rolls (Rich Mix and BOV), Global Baby Factory (Yellow Earth Theatre), The Changeling (Finborough Theatre), Rashomon, Scenes from Paradise (Riverside Studios), The Magic Paintbrush, The Snow Lion (Polka Theatre), Blue Remembered Hills (UK Tour), Tibetan Inroads (Gate Theatre), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Singapore Drama Centre), The Soldier’s Tale (South Bank).

For television, Kwong appeared in Gangs of London (HBO-SKY) and The Feed (ITV Amazon). Radio includes: At Sea on Inya Lake, Another Land, Our Father the Mountain, Joy Luck Club.

He was a founder member of New Earth Theatre, which champions East/SE Asian work and practitioners, and frequently runs acting workshops in Japan.

Jung Sun den HollanderJung Sun den Hollander (Seung-Ki) is a Dutch-Korean actress and graduated with an MA in acting from East 15 Acting School. She portrayed Yoko Ono in Bed Peace: The Battle of Yohn and Joko at the Cockpit Theatre. Jung Sun was seen as the Ghost in series 2 of Killing Eve (BBC), as well as comedy series DEVS and Avenue 5. She is also a producer and a writer, currently working on her first short. Her extensive credits in the Netherlands include Nachtwacht, ENG and most recently Jung Sun filmed The Pirates of Down the Street 2 which will be out in Dutch cinemas in Summer 2022.


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