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untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play. Coming soon in autumn 2023. Profile silhouette of a woman on a yellow background. The silhouette has a hair bun held up with hair sticks. Within the silhouette, the face of an ESEA woman stares out defiantly.

A Royal Exchange Theatre, Factory International for Manchester International Festival, Young Vic Theatre and Headlong co-production

untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play

By Kimber Lee
Directed by Roy Alexander Weise

Mon - Sat, 7.30pm 
Wed & Sat matinees, 2.30pm 

Previews: 18 - 21 Sep 

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Kim is having one of those days. A terrible, very bad, no-good kind of day, and the worst part all feels so familiar. Caught up in a never-ending cycle of events, she looks for the exit but the harder she tries, the worse it gets and she begins to wonder: who's writing this story? She makes a break for it, smashing through a hundred years of bloody narratives that all end the same way. Can she find a way out before it's too late?

With breathless hilarity, Kimber Lee’s untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play jumps through time – wriggling inside of and then exploding lifetimes of repeating Asian stereotypes, wrestling history for the right to control your own narrative in a world that thinks it can tell you who you are. Winner of the inaugural Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019, International Award, this powerful new satire is directed by Roy Alexander Weise (The Mountaintop) for the Royal Exchange Theatre as part of Manchester International Festival.

Rage and Joy - an ESEA Heritage Month celebration

Free post-show panel event

Sat 30 Sep, the Maria, 4.45-5.45pm

First come, first served. Matinee ticket bookers get priority entry.

Join us for a panel discussion with ESEA creatives talking about the themes of the play and how they use their work and platforms to build solidarity and community.

With novelist Cecile Pin, recently longlisted for the 2023 Women’s Prize for Fiction, visual artist and Jerwood Arts New Work Fund recipient KV Duong, and Oliver Award-nominated actress Mei Mac, who plays the role of Kim in untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play.

Free post-show party with DJ ling linh

Sat 30 Sep, The Cut Bar, 9.30-11.30pm. Open to all.

Following the evening performance join us for a party in the downstairs bar of the Young Vic with DJ and music artist ling linh. Enjoy a night of house, breakbeat and techno, with some ESEA bangers along the way.

Design by Émilie Chen. Photography by David Reiss

Writer Kimber Lee
Director Roy Alexander Weise
Set Design Khadija Raza
Costume Design Loren Elstein
Lighting Design Joshua Pharo
Composition Ruth Chan
Sound Design Giles Thomas
Movement Shelley Maxwell
Fight Director / Intimacy Director Haruka Kuroda
Jerwood Assistant Director Caroline Yu
Jerwood Trainee Assistant Director Yanni Ng 
Casting Helena Palmer CDG

With Jeff D'Sangalang, Lourdes Faberes, Jennifer Kirby, Mei Mac, Rochelle Rose, and Tom Weston-Jones.

For headshots and biographies, click here

Relaxed Performances: Fri 20 Oct, 7.30pm & Sat 21 Oct, 2.30pm
BSL Performance: Fri 27 Oct, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performances: Fri 6 Oct, 7.30pm & Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pm. Free touch tours are available on these dates from 6pm.
Captioned Performances: Tue 17 Oct 7.30pm & Thu 2 Nov, 7.30pm

BSL Interpreter Sumayya Si-Tayeb
Audio Described by Eleanor Margolies and Miranda Yates
Captioned by Miranda Yates

Access concession tickets and seats reserved for accessible performances are now available to book online. Click here for more information about booking access tickets online.

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