“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.
Writer: Luu Quang Vu
Director: David KS Tse