Theatre: The Golden Dragon

Posted by Caroline Lofts

The Drayton Theatre has announced a new production of Roland Schimmelpfennig’s dark modern tale of immigration, identity and…insects.

The life of a chef isn’t easy…

Join the company, as they tell you a very strange tale!

Come along to the Golden Dragon – you’ll find the whole world squeezed into our tiny kitchen. Men playing women, the old becoming the young, a tooth that tastes a little bit like Thai soup and a little bit like blood… A fast and frenetic food-fight of a show starring a quick journey back and forth to China, an air stewardess fascinated by teeth and a very twisted take on an old fable…

Directed by young directors Tom Brocklehurst & Elena Liutkute, this is a rare chance to see Schimmelpfennig’s work performed in the UK. As with much of his other work, it’s an experimental, complex and witty piece that explores some darker aspects of society and human nature – in this case the treatment and stigmatisation of immigrant workers…

Using the Chinese restaurant setting as a base, Schimmelpfennig draws you into the lives of various people living in the same apartment block. At first their stories seem quite normal, but it turns out there is more to these characters than first meets the eye…

Tuesday 28th Jan – Saturday 1st Feb
Tuesday to Friday 8pm, Saturday 7:30pm
General Admission £ 10 (Friday / Saturday)
The Drayton Theatre
153 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 0LJ
020 7835 2301


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