Dim Sum Nights On Tour

Dim Sum Nights, our unique show that delivered fresh tasty bite sized theatre along side a taste of Chinese Dim Sum completed a tour last autumn.

Fresh, bite sized pieces of theatre by talented British East Asian writers were served up alongside delicious Dim Sum and Chinese tea. From an unlikely friendship made at a wedding banquet to a family dinner party consumed with love, guilt and hunger; from a troubled man entering a quiet restaurant to a Butterfly yearning for love, the wide range on Yellow Earth’s menu provided something to suit every taste.

Dim Sum Nights was launched in November 2011 to showcase up and coming British East Asian new writing and directing talent. We took five of the audiences’ favourite pieces and extended them with our YLab process to create this fun and engaging new show.

Dim Sum Nights was presented in London and on tour across the UK last October/November. Five plays were selected from the first Dim Sum Nights and hot housed in our YLab to create one show of five short plays by five writers and presented by five actors on a national tour to restaurants and studio theatres. It was seen in London at the New World restuarant, The Albany, Tara Studio and Arts Depot and on tour in Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham and Oxford.

October - November 2012

Northern Stage
London Tara Theatre
Ming Moon Restaurant
Koi Restaurant




Tina Chiang
Louise Mai Newberry
Matthew Leonhart
Oliver Biles
Jennifer Tan

Photography by Elaine Wong

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