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About the Show Less...

The world premiere of a provocative new play that examines the changing fortunes of two countries whose futures will come to define our own. Read More >

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.

New York, 2012. Joe is covering a presidential election, marred by debate over cheap labour and the outsourcing of American jobs to Chinese factories. When a cryptic message is left in a Beijing newspaper, 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?


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 20/05/2013

Opening Night: 28/05/2013

Closing Night: 6/07/2013

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Cast & Creative


Stephen Campbell Moore, Sean Gilder, Trevor Cooper, Claudie Blakley, Benedict Wong, Andrew Leung, Karl Collins, Nancy Crane, Elizabeth Chan, Sarah Lam, Vera Chok, David K S Tse


Director - Lyndsey Turner

Producer - an Almeida and Headlong co-production

Author - Lucy Kirkwood

About Almeida Theatre

Almeida Street, London N1 1TA

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