The Empress and Me
Based on the true story of a Chinese Princess living between the world of East and West
Suitable for Age 10 +
Based on the amazing true story of the Princess Der Ling who, as the daughter of a Chinese Diplomat and Eurasian mother, was raised in France to be every bit the Victorian Lady. But when her father is recalled home, she find herself living in the Forbidden City and entangled in the politics of the Chinese Court as lady-in-waiting to the infamous Empress Cixi.
A story of one woman's search for identity in an ever-changing world.
From the teams behind The Ballad of Mulan also performing at The Rotunda Theatre during Brighton Fringe.
Warnings: a racially derogatory term used in context, references to racial stereotypes.
★★★★ Adelaide Theatre Guide
'Full of ambition, politics and cultural tension'
RECOMMEND SHOW- Fringe Review
'Absolutely fascinating – a window onto an early twentieth century culture now lost for ever.'
Marianne Noble, Uni of Aberdeen ‘
It is such an engaging show that manages to fit in a lot of social history in a really easy and enjoyable way.’
DATES AND TIMES
Tue 14 May @ 6pm
Wed 15 May @ 6pm
Wed 22 May @ 6pm
RUNNING TIME: 75min (1hr 15min)
The Rotunda Theatre
Langton Green Hub,
Langton Green, TN3 9SS
Written and Directed by Ross Ericson
Performed by Michelle Yim
Grist to the Mill and Red Dragonfly Productions