The Butcher's Skin

by Luu Quang Vu

“The body may belong to another, but the soul is still mine!”

A bittersweet Vietnamese comedy of mistaken identity, The Butcher’s Skin tells the story of Truong Ba, a gentle gardener accidentally struck off the Book of Life by careless gods. Realising their mistake, the gods reincarnate his soul into the corpse of Hoi, a violent, alcoholic butcher. Truong Ba’s troubles are only just beginning…

By satirising authority, Luu Quang Vu has given this classic Vietnamese story a contemporary twist. With Vietnamese music and puppetry, the play will be brought to life in Yellow Earth’s inimitable style.


Creative team

Writer: Luu Quang Vu
Director: David KS Tse

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