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Tiger is Coming: Dolpagu

The final performance in the Tiger is Coming festival:

Tiger is Coming: Dolpagu

written by Park Chan-gyu
Date: Thursday 29 September - Saturday 1 October 2022, 7:30pm
Coronet Theatre | 103 Notting Hill Gate | London W11 3LB | | [Map]

Tickets: £10 - £40 | Buy tickets here

still from XXL Leotard and Anna Sui Hand Mirror

South Korea’s award-winning theatre company Dolpagu presents the UK Premiere of XXL Leotard and Anna Sui Hand Mirror, a groundbreaking theatre production exploring gender and social class across generations. 

Junho must keep his secret – he likes to wear women’s leotards. Wearing them stops him stressing about his upcoming college entrance exam. Hee-joo finds out his secret and posts a photo of Junho in a leotard for all the school to see. Now they have been paired in their school P.E. dance evaluation and, to pass the test, must find a way to work together.

Performed in Dolpagu’s signature style blending movement and performance, this is a heartfelt and joyous story about adapting to the changing world, and learning that not everyone is the same.

Theatre Company Dolpagu

Theatre Company Dolpagu was established in 2015, led by director Inchul Jun, with a team of eight theatre makers. Dolpagu has mainly presented work with awareness of issues such as social class, youth and gender. Taking this as the mission of the theatre company, Dolpagu are making works focusing on the following three directions:

Connecting generations – time, one man’s path from youth to old age

Connecting spaces – transcending past, present, and future

Connecting actors – highlighting the process of interaction between the actors

(automatically generated) We didn’t review this event, but Matthew Paluch did, here.

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