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    Tue 14 - Wed 15 May at 7.15pm
    Tickets £8 - £12 (+ booking fee)
    Shuyan is your typical Chinese student– smart, hardworking, filial but uninspired and with mountain-high expectations. With a perfect life track record, she is bound to breakthrough something beyond your imagination.

    Content Notice
    Running Time 60 minutes
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeThemes of depression
    Health Notice
    Health NoticeStrobe, loud noises and food/drinks consumed on stage

    Shuyan is your typical Chinese single child in her early 20s – privileged, but under mountain-high expectations, book smart but feeling uninspired. Everything falls apart when Shuyan struggles to finish her PhD application. Confronted by her parents’ big existential question- ‘What do you really want?’ she chose to run away from home and hide elsewhere. Can she find her answers there?

    Combining elements of shadow puppetry, dark fairytales, comedy and magical realism, Elsewhere在别处 is a quirky, sometimes comical, sometimes touching show about an individual’s search for purpose in the backdrop of the world’s second superpower: China. 

    Writer/Performer: Haylin Cai
    Director: Robin Khor
    Producer: Amy Sze
    Movement Director: Emma-May Uden
    Puppetry Consultant: Fagner Gastaldon
    Associate Director: Marian Lee

    Previously supported by Purple Moon Drama's Project Platform scheme.

    "A deeply personal journey of a human soul in a compromising world."
    Audience feedback
    "Playful, Fun, Complex and Nuance"
    Audience feedback
    "The changing of scenes are very dynamic. I felt like I have been taken on a journey with honesty"
    Audience feedback
    "It's brilliantly directed! It's brilliantly written"
    Audience feedback

    Tickets for ELSEWHERE 在别处

    Tue 14 May, 19:15
    Wed 15 May, 19:15

    “It means so much to be working at CPT, it’s such a good opportunity to work in a professional environment at my age. I didn’t think that was ever going to happen and it means the world to me. It’s really going to help prepare me for my future and where I want to go”

    CYT participant and Camden student