Curated, commissioned and produced by award-winning playwright Jingan Young Foreign Goods Last Forever is an ongoing theatrical showcase for new work from British Chinese and South East Asian playwrights.
The first showcase took place on the 29th November 2016 at Theatre503. Writers included Naomi Christie, Suet Lee Tan, Amy Ng, Lucy Sheen, Naomi Sumner. The inaugural showcase was Natasha Tripney of The Stage ‘EVENT OF THE WEEK’. It was sold out and received ★★★★ reviews. The next year it returned to Theatre503 on 25 & 26 April 2017 as Foreign Goods Last Forever 2: Visions of England and featured writers Amy Ng, Amber Hsu, Julie Cheung-Inhin, Amal Chatterjee, Stephen Hoo, Kathryn Golding, Cathy Lam & Jingan Young. It also hosted the UK premiere of ‘Trying to Find Chinatown’ by David Henry Hwang (Chinglish, M. Butterfly). FG2 was assistant produced by Max Percy. There was also a post-show discussion featuring women in the industry chaired by 503 producer Jessica Campbell with Helena Zhang, Lucy Sheen, Naomi Sumner and Amanda Rogers led by 503 artistic director Lisa Spirling. It received ★★★★ reviews and was a sell-out.
All FG showcases have had rehearsal support from Old Vic New Voices, the China Exchange and the Arcola BAMER lab.
Now, two years in the making, a publication of 7 of the plays from Foreign Goods showcase to be published by Oberon Books in January 2018. Writers to be announced.
The collection will be launched and on sale at Foreign Goods 3.