Past projects

Borderlands: As Above, So Below

by Rogelio Braga

Borderlands: As Above, So Below invites a discussion to create a counter-language to the hostile environment.


by Joanne Lau

Inspired by true events, WORTH takes a darkly comic look at family loss and sibling rivalry.

The Apology

by Kyo Choi

Three women’s lives intertwine as they campaign for the truth against those who would rather it remain forgotten.

Sonic Phở

The Audio Dining Experience

A unique audio experience, bringing food and stories from Lewisham’s Vietnamese community together.


by Kumiko Mendl and Kazuko Hohki

Interviews. Exhibition. Live. Uncovering the lives of Japanese women in the UK since 1945.

Miss Julie

Adapted by Amy Ng

What starts as a game descends into a fight for survival as sex, power, money and race collide on a hot night in the Pearl River Delta.

Bayanihan With Love

Bayanihan with Love is a project made in response to the adverse effects of the pandemic on the Filipino community in the UK.

Chang and Eng and Me (and Me)

by Tobi Poster-Su

Using puppetry, music and striptease, this is a show about diaspora, assimilation, and siblinghood.

Duck Rabbit

by Pamela Carter

Pamela Carter's new film explores family and heritage through the lives of her grandmothers, one in Singapore, the other in England.

Signal Fires: Beyond Chinatown

A British East and South East Asian guide to Manchester’s Past, Present & Future



Triptych is a new trio of short films by Quang Kien Van reflecting on experiences of Lockdown, Quarantine and Isolation.

New Stories


A digital short play festival. Streaming 17 new plays from 17 British East and South East Asian playwrights.

Fix 懼

by Julie Tsang

Dark and unsettling, Fix is the debut psychological thriller by Bruntwood Prize longlisted writer, Julie Tsang.

Under the Umbrella

by Amy Ng

Caught between the conflicting expectations of her family and friends, Wei must revisit her family’s past in order to make important decisions about her future.

Forgotten 遗忘

by Daniel York Loh

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.

Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok

by In-Sook Chappell

Helen has grown up in the UK, but always felt a piece of her story was missing. Amidst the skyscrapers and bustling streets of Hong Kong, she meets her grandmother, Lily Kwok.


Adapted by Ng Choon Ping

The story of a lowly shepherd who rises the power and conquers half the world through sheer brutality and self-belief.

The Last Days of Limehouse

by Jeremy Tiang

It started in Limehouse in 1958 when the local council was planning to bulldoze the last remnants of Limehouse Chinatown.

Yeh Shen: The World's First Cinderella Story from China

by Vicky Ireland

The story of Yeh Shen first appeared in 9th Century China, over 1,000 years before the first European Cinderella story.

Dim Sum Nights 2013

Dim Sum Nights was back in October/November 2013 by popular demand. Brand new and fresh bite sized pieces of theatre were served up with a taste of Dim Sum and Chinese tea.

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 in Autumn 2012.

Dim Sum Nights 2010

The company's first ever Dim Sum Nights. Bringing Yellow Ink, Yellow Stages and Yellow Academy together, a wide variety of short 10 minute pieces of theatre were served up in a restaurant with Dim Sum and tea. A total of 16 new pieces were presented across four performances.

Why the Lion Danced 2011

by Carey English

This delightful show for families toured to schools and theatre venues for two months.


by Sung Rno

wAve was created and toured with Boom for Yellow Earth’s Autumn 2009 Tour. Two very different plays by two exciting and talented East Asian writers: Boom by Jean Tay and wAve by Sung Rno.


by Jean Tay

Boom was created and toured with wAve for Yellow Earth’s Autumn 2009 Tour. Two very different plays by two exciting and talented East Asian writers: Boom by Jean Tay and wAve by Sung Rno.

Pangu and Nüwa, Creators of the World

by David KS Tse

An exciting new piece of outdoor theatre suitable for all the family, created to celebrate the opening of the Beijing Olympics.

Running the Silk Road

by Paul Sirett

Exhilarating, refreshing and richly visual, Running the Silk Road blends East and West, telling a modern story mixed with Chinese myths.

King Lear

adapted by David KS Tse

This bold UK premiere of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy is given an exciting modern spin with Britain’s award winning YET and China’s contemporary SDAC, featuring Chinese movie star Zhou Yemang as Lear.

The Nightingale

by Hans Christian Andersen

A visually exciting production of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Nightingale for family audiences using dance, music and video. Developed in association with Half Moon Young People’s Theatre and co-produced by Hong Kong Arts Festival in association with Chung Ying Theatre Company, in partnership with the British Council Hong Kong.


by Philippe Cherbonnier and David KS Tse

A new play about numbers, immigration and luck. Produced in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Leicester Haymarket Theatre and The Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury.

Festival for the Fish

by Yu Miri

A glimpse into the dark underbelly of modern life in Japan. The estranged members of a working class Japanese family gather for the youngest son’s funeral. His diary reveals a deeply scarring Oedipal experience.

Lear's Daughters

by the Women's Theatre Group and Elaine Fenstein

What happened to the three daughters of King Lear before they made their entrances in Shakespeare’s classic?

The Butcher's Skin

by Luu Quang Vu

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.


by Veronica Needa

FACE was commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Centre for their FESTIVAL NOW in 1998. It was first developed in English with director Chris Harris in Bristol, and then reworked in Cantonese with director Shu-wing Tang, premiering in Hong Kong with great success.


by Philippe Cherbonnier

Inspired by Kurosawa’s film and Akutagawa’s original story, Yellow Earth’s production of this classic Japanese “whodunnit” is a dynamic modern version.

Play to Win

by David KS Tse

Play To Win is a contemporary, accessible and thought-provoking story which shows the temptations and perils every adolescent faces in school today.

Blue Remembered Hills

by Dennis Potter

Innocent nostalgia is shattered in a playfully anarchic staging of Potter’s classic tale. Performed by a multiracial ensemble in a highly physical European style on a set of old, discarded mattresses

The Whisper Of A Leaf Falling

by Philippe Cherbonnier

Commedia meets Beijing Opera style in a strong piece of stylised storytelling.

Behind the Chinese Take Away

Multi-media exploration of the British Chinese diaspora during the 1997 Hong Kong handover back to China.

New Territories

by David KS Tse

Bittersweet rites-of-passage story following the progress of a teenager from rural Hong Kong to public school in England.

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