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Mr China's Son  
             

"This is a very true story, a story that came from my true life and from my heart."
- He Liyi

Mr China's Son is a puppet show based on the life story of He Liyi, a Chinese English teacher who lived through the Cultural Revolution and who now runs a cafe for backpackers in Dali. His extraordianry story and current life give an insight into how cultures and people impact and effect one another.

"All the best puppet shows tell stories in a way that couldn't be matched by live actors: not many, however, achieve the synthesis of narrative and form found in 'Mr China's Son'." Timeout

"After this show, bad acting should never be called wooden." Reviewsgate.com

"a remarkable evening… thrillingly unconventional…" Timeout

"I loved it." What's On


Companies:

BAC March 2003

Tom Yang
Miranda Cooke
Bob Pierce

Directors - Mark Down and Nick Barnes
Lighting and Operating - Maple Potts
Sound - Andy White

Lots of thanks to Christina, Louise, Tom and everyone at BAC

. Commissioned by BAC

 

At The Pleasance, London, Feb and March 2002

Word of Mao: Li-Leng Au
Girlfriend: Cassandra Friend
Traveller: Colin Hoult
Puppeteer: Charlie Llewelyn-Smith
Voice of Peking: Ernesto Tomasini
Father: Tom Yang

Director: Mark Down
Designer: Nick Barnes
Lighting: Neil Austin
Sound: Andy White. Ernesto Tomasini

 

 

Mr China's Son supports VSO work teaching English in China

Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) are a major international charity arranging for people to do much needed work in countries around the world. Speaking and reading English is of ever greater importance in modern China and one of their biggest projects at the moment is training English teachers in China. Mr China's Son is proud to support these projects.

www.vso.org.uk

SHOWS

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
MEET FRED
LITTLE MATCH GIRL
CITIZEN PUPPET
LE ROSSIGNOL
THE PUPPET MONOLOGUES
THE MAGIC FLUTE
THE HEADS
THE TABLE
PAPER STORY
BE SAFE - NIGEL MOUND
OLYMPICS
MASTER & MARGARITA
KOMMILITONEN!
EL GATO CON BOTAS
A DOG'S HEART
THE OTHER SEDER
CALL OF THE WILD
TESTING PANACEA
1984
ORIGINS
ARHAT TAMING THE DRAGON
HIS DARK MATERIALS
SHUNKIN
ON EMOTION
FAERIES
MADAM BUTTERFLY
LOW LIFE
CHEREVICHKI
A PUPPET IN THE WORKS
MARTIN'S WEDDING
PIRATE PUPPETRY
THE SPACEMAN
TRAMPING THE BOARDS
MR CHINA'S SON

HE LIYI'S WEBSITE
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