Mountains - The Dreams of Lily Kwok is to be performed at Derby Theatre from May 10-12.
This is a Black Theatre Live and Yellow Earth Theatre production in association with Royal Exchange Theatre.
Mountains is the latest production presented by the Black Theatre Live consortium of venues, of which Derby Theatre is part of, and the show will tour to all the venues across England, whose joint mission is to commission and showcase excellent theatre from BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) companies and artists.
Mountains – The Dreams of Lily Kwok is the first major mid-scale tour of a British East Asian play and tells the extraordinary story of the three generations of women behind famous Manchester restaurant Sweet Mandarin.
Based on Helen Tse’s family memoir, the show will also include live cooking onstage.
Helen has grown up in the UK, but always felt a piece of her story was missing. When she visits her mother’s birthplace in Hong Kong for the first time, she’s determined to find out who she really is and where she belongs.
Amidst the skyscrapers and bustling streets, she meets her grandmother, Lily Kwok, and steps into her past, discovering shocking family secrets that will change her life forever.
Writer In-Sook Chappell was born in South Korea and raised in England. Her first play This Isn’t Romance won the Verity Bargate Award and was produced at the Soho Theatre, was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and most recently presented in Korean at the National Theatre of Korea.
Tickets for Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok are £15.50 - £26.50 with concession rates available. For more information and to book tickets, call the box office on 01332 593939 or book online at www.derbytheatre.co.uk.
The production is recommended for age 13-plus.
Photo by Jonathan Keenan