After a sell out show in November of 2016, Foreign Goods returned with ‘Visions of England’ which played for two sold out evenings on 24 an 25 April 2017 at Theatre503 and received ★★★★ (Londontheatre1). Plays by Chinese, South East Asian playwrights and the UK premiere of ‘Trying to Find Chinatown’ by David Henry Hwang (Chinglish, M. Butterfly). There was also a post-show discussion April 25 featuring women in the industry chaired by 503 producer Jessica Campbell with Helena Zhang, Lucy Sheen, Naomi Sumner and Amanda Rogers.
Highlights of review:
Put simply, I was impressed. This wasn’t a case of establishment bashing and whining about white privilege. It’s difficult to argue against the general premise that people, whatever their background, need to make their voices heard. Martin Niemöller had it right in his ‘First they came…’ poem. Far from navel-gazing, this is theatre as its most thoughtful and outward-looking. Perhaps inevitably, some of the short plays will resonate with different people in the audience more than others. But as a whole, this was a remarkably inspiring evening. ★★★★ Londontheatre1
Producer Jingan Young / Assistant Producer Max Percy