Boom was created and toured with wAve for Yellow Earth’s Autumn 2009 Tour.
Two very different plays by two exciting and talented East Asian writers: Boom by Jean Tay and wAve by Sung Rno. Directed by Yellow Earth’s new Co-Artistic Directors, Philippe Cherbonnier and Jonathan Man, these two plays bring together a fantastic cast that will move you to laughter and tears.
Charmingly offbeat and very funny, Boom is a warm exploration of what makes a home, and what makes us so attached to it once we’ve made the perfect one.
Singapore 2008. With the economy booming and the demand for land intense, the young, the old – and the dead – are forced to jostle for a space to call their own: a property developer’s mother refuses to move from their family home to make way for his new and very profitable apartment block; whilst a psychic civil servant – charged with relocating a cemetery – has come up against the most stubborn corpse yet.
Boom was created by Singapore Repertory Theatre in 2008. Boom was developed through the Royal Court Theatre’s International Programme in London.
UK Tour: 21 October - 15 November 2009
101 Queen Caroline Street
Theatre Royal Margate
University of Kent
27-29 Broad Chare
Newcastle upon Tyne
Writer: Jean Tay
Director: Philippe Cherbonnier
Designer: Wai Yin Kwok
Lighting Designer: Douglas Kuhrt
Louise Mai Newberry
Jay Oliver Yip
Photography by Manuel Harlan