In-sook Chappell

In-sook Chappell’s second new play this year gets a performance on the South Bank: The Free 9 by In-Sook Chappell National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre | Upper Ground | South Bank | London SE1 9PX Fri 29 June, 7pm £5.00 (or £8 for both Connections shows on the same night) | Book tickets In-Sook Chappell tkes […]

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[On tour] In-Sook Chappell’s Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok

by Events Editor 9 March 2018
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Korean-born adoptee In-Sook Chappell has a major new play going on tour for 10 weeks. Catch it if you can. The playwright comments: “I was born in Korea and came to the UK as a baby and was brought up as English. Because of this I am interested in how immigrants often erase a part […]

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In-Sook Chappell’s short film is being crowdfunded – please support it

by Philip Gowman 27 July 2016
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Back in April this year, we posted an advertisement seeking an actor for an upcoming short film about a young North Korean girl living in Britain. That role, Mi Young, has now been filled – and she could almost have been born to take the role. Writer and director In-sook Chappell commented: “After meeting Mi […]

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Wanted: actors for short film on North Korean refugee in Britain

by Philip Gowman 24 April 2016
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Having enjoyed In-Sook Chappell’s two stage plays, I’m delighted to hear that she has a short film planned. She is looking for actors, with or without experience or training, to cast. Here’s the brief. Do please volunteer, because I want to see this film! KOCHEBI: A short film written and directed by In-Sook Chappell. It’s […]

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Theatre review: In-Sook Chappell — P’yongyang

by Philip Gowman 18 January 2016
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After Mia Chung’s You For Me For You at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, which finished on 9 January, it was a relief to sit down to a play where you could believe in the characters and enjoy natural dialogue that you could imagine people uttering in real life. The production, in a room above an […]

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Event news: P’yongyang – a new play by In-Sook Chappell

by Events Editor 19 December 2015
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Long-term followers of things Korean in London may remember In-Sook Chappell’s award-winning first play This Isn’t Romance. Her sophomore production gets its premiere in January 2016: P’yongyang, by In-Sook Chappell Finborough Theatre | 118 Finborough Road | London SW10 9ED | www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk | @finborough Tue 5 Jan – Sat 30 Jan 2016 Tue to Sat […]

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In-Sook Chappell’s This Isn’t Romance gets BBC broadcast

by Events Editor 28 January 2011
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Two years ago LKL thoroughly enjoyed the debut showing of a play by Korean adoptee writer In-Sook Chappell. This Isn’t Romance tells the story (not autobiographical) of a Korean adoptee returning to Seoul to track down her family. It’s a moving and emotionally charged play which is at times disturbing as well. Chappell’s play has […]

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Love and loathing: This isn’t Romance

by Philip Gowman 17 February 2009
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A review of In-sook Chappell’s powerful debut play about a Korean woman, brought up in the West, returning to Seoul to find the brother she abandoned.

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In-sook Chappell: This isn’t Romance

by Events Editor 27 January 2009
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Details of an upcoming play by Korean-born, English-raised In-sook Chappell

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