Presented in association with Half Moon Theatre
Few people today know there was once a thriving Chinatown in London’s East End. Yellow Earth’s recent production took audiences on a journey into this forgotten world.
It started in Limehouse in 1958 when the local council was planning to bulldoze the last remnants of Limehouse Chinatown. As the local people decide how to embrace this redevelopment without losing their heritage, former Limehouse resident Eileen Cunningham returns to start a revolution.
This promenade production at the historic Limehouse Town Hall took you into the heart of London’s original Chinatown to exploding the lurid myths of opium dens and sinister Chinese gangs, to reveal a place that was for generations of people, simply home.
The production of The Last Days of Limehouse was accompanied by an Exhibition of photos, an interactive website and a downloadable audio tour to discover the fascinating history of Limehouse Chinatown.
16 July - 3 August 2014
Limehouse Town Hall
646 Commercial Road
Writer: Jeremy Tiang
Directors: Kumiko Mendl & Gary Merry
Design: Moi Tran
Music: Ruth Chan
Lighting: Pablo Fernandez Baz
Projection & Video: Eva Auster
Yellow Academy Ensemble: Emiko Jane Ishii, Emma Chung Yi Lau, Rita Tsang, Jean Tan, Philip Law, Shihua Bai, William Kwan, Yiu Fai Choi, Zheng Chi, Lloyd Li
Photography by Robert Workman