Summer Rolls, by critically-acclaimed actress Tuyen Do, is a sweeping family saga that examines a Vietnamese family’s life in Britain.
Mai is impulsive, intelligent, independent and growing up fast. As well as realising from a young age that her family are nursing deep wounds and secrets, she also has to navigate her dual identity as a second generation immigrant.
Having escaped war-torn Vietnam, her family’s individual journeys and memories have left scars that Mai was too young to understand. Embracing their silence, Mai’s camera becomes a conduit through which her journey of discovery begins.
Do previously wrote the National Theatre’s The Great Wave. Summer Rolls marks a seminal moment as the first British Vietnamese play to be staged in the United Kingdom.