Moongate and Yellow Earth Theatre presents

Forgotten 遗忘

by Daniel York Loh

The forgotten story of the World War One Chinese Labour Corps   

1917. Shandong Province, Northern China. Times are tough in Horse Shoe Village. Old Six and Second Moon struggle to earn enough to feed their young child. Big Dog struggles to overcome opium addiction and for Eunuch Lin, the fall of the Imperial Dynasty couldn’t have come at a worse time. Could a fierce war far away in Europe present an opportunity to put both themselves and their struggling nation on its feet?

遗忘 means ‘Forgotten’. ‘Left behind’. ‘Erased’

Forgotten 遗忘 is inspired by the little-known story of the 140,000 Chinese Labour Corps who left everything and travelled half way around the world to work for Britain and its Allies behind the front lines during World War One.

17 - 20 October 2018
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Royal Parade

23 October - 17 November
Arcola Theatre
24 Ashwin Street
E8 3DL


Creative team

Writer: Daniel York Loh
Director: Kim Pearce
Designer: Emma Bailey
Composer: Liz Chi Yen Liew
Lighting Designer: Jessica Hung Han Yun
Sound Designer: Luke Swaffield
Movement Designer: Quang Kien Van
Assistant Director: Mingyu Lin
Company Voice Work: Sun Mi Lee


Rebecca Boey
Jon Chew
Zachary Hing
Camille Mallet De Chauny
Michael Phong Le
Leo Wan

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