Before The Wall
Playwright Chris Ruffle delivers an atmospheric drama about the Second Opium War, populated by rarefied creatures from the Chinese and British royal courts and their military henchmen. The poor foot soldiers, as usual, pay the price for their power games, vanity and plunder, which can now to be found in London, Paris and Edinburgh.
It is 1860 and a small Anglo-French army finds itself before the walls of Beijing. How did it get there? More to the point, how will it get out? Framed by powerful female leaders, the drama struts its stuff on the grotesque stage of Empire, directed by Mingyu Lin.
Camille Mallet de Chauny
Daniel York Loh
Lighting Design: Joe Hornsby
Sound Design: Niclas Jeppsson
Set Design: Cindy Lin
Costume Design: Yiwen Lin
Dramaturge: Joel Tan
Commissioned by the Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation, Produced by Dodie Finamore
Theatre Company Reviews:
Mingyu Lin's previous work:
"Brilliant play and another success" ***** BroadwayBaby
"A fantastic show!" **** Fringe Guru