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  • Booklist: Drama (22 titles)
    • Jaha Koo’s Haribo Kimchi at the Purcell Room

      In a South Korean snack bar, four lost souls take us on a journey through the history of South Korea through the familiar, startling and sacred language of food. Floating aromas of a steamy simmering soup, the sharp sound of a knife quickly slicing spring onions, the hissing and sizzling of mushrooms on a scorching … [Read More]

      Kim’s Convenience: a great family night out

      On a cold January night, if you’re looking for some warm and cozy entertainment, Kim’s Convenience fits the bill admirably. The Park Theatre’s intimate stage has a homely feel. The scene, needless to say, is a convenience store, provisioned, as it happens, courtesy of New Malden’s Korea Foods. Audience members in the front row of … [Read More]

      Untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play

      Kim is having one of those days. A terrible, very bad, no-good kind of day, and the worst part is…it all feels so familiar. Caught up in a never-ending cycle of events, she looks for the exit but the harder she tries, the worse it gets and she begins to wonder: who’s writing this story? … [Read More]

      쿠쿠 | Cuckoo by Jaha Koo

      Three talkative rice cookers take you on a journey through the last 20 years of Korean history. Cuckoo is a bittersweet and humorous dialogue, a documentary of sorts. Economist-turned-artist Jaha Koo sits with his electronic friends, three rice cookers. Together they discuss the catastrophic market crash of 1997 and subsequent national phenomena, including unemployment, depression … [Read More]

      Korean performers at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe

      A very varied selection of acts are coming to the Fringe this year: At That Time, Byeon Genre: Theatre (comedy, dark comedy) Group: Haddangse Venue 209: Greenside @ Nicolson Square – Lime Studio 11:25am , Aug 7-12, 14-19 | Book tickets Duration: 1 hour Japanese colonial era 1931: vertical drop shot of those crawling up … [Read More]

      Woman at Point Zero, at the Royal Opera House

      A story of two women who share their memories, experiences and secrets. Inspired by the seminal novel by Egyptian writer and feminist Nawal El Saadawi, Woman at Point Zero is a story of two women: Fatma, an activist imprisoned for manslaughter and Sama, an ambitious documentary filmmaker, that unfolds over one day. They share their memories, … [Read More]

      Homeland – A new play by HeeJin Kim

      “I just want to start a new life in this country. I worked so hard you know, to f*cking survive.” Theatre Company Knee presents the world premiere of Homeland, a comedy-drama that explores the idea of home from the perspective of recent migrants to the UK. Written by award-winning Korean Playwright HeeJin Kim and featuring … [Read More]

      Tiger is Coming: Dolpagu

      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 … [Read More]