Teahouse

Teahouse is the revolutionary tale of the Chinese revolution: the fall of a dynasty, the establishment of the republic, and bloody civil war between the Nationalists and the Communists.

Follow history as told from within the iconic Beijing ‘Yu Tai’ teahouse between 1898 and 1948 as it struggles to survive in turbulent times. In its lifetime China transforms: it is a dying Qing empire overrun by foreign aggressors and rampant with human trafficking; a republic devastated by anarchy; a state saturated with oppression and corruption.

Is the hope of a new tomorrow real, or is it only an illusion crushed again and again under the wheels of history? Teahouse showcases Lao She’s brilliant social and cultural commentary through a three dimensional depiction of the common and the grotesque, an international classic that remains eerily relevant today.

(Text from Camdram)

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Cast
Wang Lifa – Sophia Luu
Pock-Mark Liu/Jr – Yuhang Wu
Chang – Siyang Wei
Tang the Oracle/Jr – Gemma Jing
Song Enzi/Jr – Kieran Tam
Wu Xiangzi/Jr – Elise Liu
Li San – Cara Fung
Song – Yuan Shi
Lao Yang – Yuan Shi
Madame Pang – Elise Liu
Erdez/Jr – Vincent Hao
Policeman – Vincent Hao
Officer – Vincent Hao
Military Policemen – Vincent Hao, Liam Ong, Kevin Li, Alice Wong
Qin Zhongyi – Jiwoo Yoo
Cui Juifeng – Jiwoo Yoo
First Refugee – Jiwoo Yoo
Kang Liu – Yanhong Zhao
Lao Lin – Yanhong Zhao
Lao Chen – Liam Ong
Soldier – Yanhong Zhao, Liam Ong
Wang Dashuan – Yanhong Zhao
Master Ma – Liam Ong
Chef Ming – Liam Ong
Xie Yongren – Liam Ong
Second Customer – Alice Wong
Execution Squad – Kevin Li
Little Girl – Vicky Kwok
Paper Girl – Vicky Kwok
Peasant Woman – Chloe Shang
Wang Shufen – Chloe Shang
Xiao Niur – Kevin Li
Old Man – Kevin Li
Kang Dali – Kevin Li
Yu Houzhai – Kevin Li
Che Dangdang – Alice Wong
Waitress – Yingtong Yan
Wang Xiaohua – Yuan Shi
Execution Squad – Yingtong Yan
Ding Bao – Vicky Kwok
Chunmei – Yingtong Yan
Second Refugee – Yingtong Yan
Zhou Xiuhua – Chloe Shang
Fourth Customer – Alyssa P’ng
Student – Alyssa P’ng
Execution Squad – Alyssa P’ng
Wei Fuxi – Alyssa P’ng
Eunuch Pang – Hui Tong
Soldier – Hui Tong
Execution Squad – Hui Tong
Zou Fuyuan – Hui Tong
Director Shen – Hui Tong
Student – Diana Ding
Fang Liu – Diana Ding
Third Customer – Annie Li
Student – Annie Li
Second Customer – Annie Li
Waiter – Shirley Ngan
Student – Shirley Ngan
Execution Squad – Shirley Ngan
Electricity Bill Collector – Shirley Ngan
Military Policeman – Shirley Ngan
Kang Shunzi – Claire Takami-Siljedahl

Production Team
Producer – Andrew Tan
Assistant Producer – Michael Li
Director – Nicholas Ashurst
Assistant Director – Myles O’Gorman
Stage Manager – Lewis Scott
Deputy Stage Manager – Alex Barnett
Technical Director – Leah Ward
Costume Designer – Zhen Zhen
Artist/Calligraphist – Jun Pang
Propsmaster – Simon Ye
Publicist – Nick Harrison
Publicity Designer – Andy Chen
Set Designer – Eleanor Brug
Assistant Stage Manager – Anna Hackney, Xueqi Qin, Carine Ha
Lighting Designer – James Wood
Production Photographer – Qiuying Lai, Kaye Song
Hair / Makeup Designer – Gaia Fay Lambert
Assistant Costume Designer – Christina Maurice, Ana Zoob
Assistant Lighting Designer – Kevin Fletcher
Sound Designer – Aiden Wang
Assistant Makeup Designer – Stephanie Friend, Laura Wells, Ella Godfrey, Candy Huang
Production Photographer – Johannes Hjorth

 

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