Theatre Circle: UNDER THE UMBRELLA by Amy Ng (YC '96)

  • 28 Mar 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Tara Theatre, 356 Garratt Lane, London SW18 4ES
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By Amy Ng (YC '96)

based on an original idea by Lian Wilkinson

Thursday, 28th March 2019

6:30 Networking Drinks

7:30 Performance

Post show Q&A with Amy Ng

Tara Theatre

356 Garratt Lane

London SW18 4ES

Please Note:  Tickets will be distributed on the night by May Gibson.


YCL General Admission: £17.50


About the Event: 

Wei is a smart girl. Men prefer to marry women who aren’t smarter than themselves. Class B men choose class C women. Class A choose class B. Wei is a Class A woman. What’s she going to get?...A PhD.

Wei has turned 27 and suddenly her grandmother is worried. 27 brings with it the label of “shengnu,” or “leftover woman,” so a husband needs to be found before she’s missed her chance. Back in China, unbeknownst to Wei, her grandmother pushes her mother into joining the hundreds of parents at the Marriage Market of Guangzhou. Here there’s only one successful transaction: a first date for your child.

With a dual setting of Coventry and Guangzhou, this compelling new play by Amy Ng (YC '96, MA '96) explores tradition, trauma and triumph in the art of finding love.

Under the Umbrella is an IGNITE production with support from Arts Council England under the Sustained Theatre Programme.  It is produced by the Belgrade Theatre Coventry in association wiht Yellow Earth and the Tamasha Theatre Company.

About the Playwright:

Amy is a London based Hong Kong-Chinese playwright and a graduate of both Yale and Oxford universities. Her play ACCEPTANCE premiered at the Hampstead Theatre Downstairs in March 2018. In 2017 she was named on the BBC’s New Talent Hotlist, she was chosen to be part of the 2017 BBC Drama Room and previously the BBC Writersroom London Voices Group.  She has been a member of writers groups with Tamasha, the Young Vic, the Criterion, the Royal Court and she is currently on attachment with Yellow Earth. Her play SHANGRI-LA premiered at the Finborough Theatre in 2016, and she has previously had her work performed at the Soho Theatre, Arcola, St James Theatre and the Bread & Roses Theatre, amongst others. She is currently under commission at the RSC and developing a piece for Iceandfire. Her first radio play TIGER GIRLS aired on BBC Radio4 in 2018. For the screen she is adapting ACCEPTANCE as a feature and previously she wrote a short film, PRELUDE TO A FEAST, which won the Oxford University Film Foundation’s Screenplay Award. Amy is the recipient of a joint BA/MA in History and East Asian Studies from Yale ('96), and came to the UK on a Rhodes scholarship to Balliol College in 1997.


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