By Lucy Kirkwood
Directed By Lyndsey Turner
Tiananmen Square, 1989. As tanks roll through Beijing and soldiers hammer on his hotel door, Joe – a young American photojournalist – captures a piece of history.
When a cryptic message is left in a Beijing newspaper more than 20 years later, Joe is driven to discover the truth behind the unknown hero he captured on film. Who was he? What happened to him? And could he still be alive?
“A stunning new play” (Sunday Times) by Lucy Kirkwood (NSFW, Royal Court), with “breakneck direction” (Daily Express) by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Royal Court and West End), this provocative new play examines the changing fortunes of two countries whose futures will come to define our own.
These performances will be taking place at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Previews 6 August - 14 August
Evening performances 7.30pm
Wednesday matinees 2pm from 14 Aug
Saturday matinees 2pm from 10 Aug
Audio Described Performance by VocalEyes
Mon 7 Oct at 7.30pm
(Touch Tour at 6pm)
Captioned Performance by Stagetext
Tue 8 Oct at 7.30pm
Theatre includes: #aiww: The Arrest of Ai WeiWei (Hampstead Theatre); Mr Blue Sky (Clapton Festival 2012); A Leap of Faith (ArcolaMiniaturists); Man in the Middle; Trolls (Theatre 503); The Beggar’s Opera; Romeo and Juliet; Othello; Uncle Vanya; All My Sons; The Dutch Courtesan; DNA (East 15).
Television includes: Dirk Gently; Phoneshop.
Film includes: Lilting; The List; Comes a Bright Day.
★★★★★ A towering acheivement
★★★★★ Epic, exhilarating, exceptional
★★★★★ Dazzling, thoughtful, wonderfully ambitious drama
★★★★★ A strong contender for play of the year
★★★★★ It’s blistering theatre, elegant, crammed with wit and insight, and explosively exciting. Essential.
★★★★ The play of the year so far
The running time is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes including a 20 minute interval.