In Chinese and with an all Chinese cast The Playboy of the Western World opened in China’s premier venue, The Beijing Oriental Pioneer Theatre, in March 2006.
This exciting production is an innovative and unique event drawing on the counterpoints of an Irish story and contemporary urban Chinese culture. This version of Playboy has been transposed to a modern setting of a hairdresser’s and foot massage parlour in the old part of Beijing. The normal business of hairdressing takes place out front but there are other less mundane activities happening elsewhere on the premises.
Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles.
Director GAVIN QUINN
Design AEDÍN COSGROVE
Translation YUE SUN WANG Cast
XIA ZI XIN, LIAO WEI, ZHANG WAN KUN, LAN FA QING, CHENG JUN NIAN, BAI SHUO, ZHANG TING TING, SUN XIAO YAN, JING LEI, BAO GANG