Lady Precious Stream | Slanted Theatre

Image by Liangyu Sun

In the early 20th century, London was developing as a global cultural mecca as international influences, particularly from eastern Asia, were growing in popularity for audiences of poetry, literature, and theatre. From amongst this atmosphere came Lady Precious Stream by SI Hsiung, a play “in the style of traditional Chinese theatre” and based on Chinese folklore. But despite its hit status in 1930s London, the classic has since fallen into obscurity.

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It’s Still Her Voice | Siren Theatre Co

Image by Alex Vaughan

A woman, alone, heartbroken, awaiting the ring of the telephone. The audience eavesdropping, piecing together a doomed evening based on half a conversation and a long history. Eventually the silent pauses and dropped connections grow louder with the woman’s increasing distress and despair.

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