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    I'm Sorry I'm Not Lucy Liu

    Wed 22 - Sat 25 Nov at 9pm
    Tickets £8 - £15
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    I'm Sorry I'm Not Lucy Liu is a playful and political choose-your-own-adventure time-travel show about Eden's quest to live up to her lookalike idol's life and career.



    Content Notice
    Running Time 60 minutes
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Relaxed Performance
    Relaxed PerformanceAll performances are relaxed
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeContains themes of racial and gender discrimination. Suitable for 12+
    Health Notice
    Health NoticeSmoke/fog/haze and food/drinks consumed by the performer.

    Get 25% off when you book 2 or more Autumn shows in one go! Browse our listings to find shows with similar themes (or shows on the same night).

    The "honest, adventurous and hilarious" (audience member) show returns by popular demand!

    Lucy Liu is an Asian American icon and star of the new 'Shazam!' 
    Eden is a star employee of a local cinema, selling the tickets. 

    She's always told she looks like Lucy Liu: her idol and her nemesis. 
    Can she ever reach Lucy's Hollywood heights?

    With the help of Camden People's Time Machine, and with you – the audience – in control, Eden will go on a funny, fast-paced, and sometimes heartbreaking adventure through alternative pasts, presents, and futures, as she attempts to rewrite and reclaim her story as a superstar in her own right. 

    But, beware: 
    Life is not a game. 
    Every choice has a consequence. 
    No two shows will be the same. 

    Her life is in your hands...

    Fri 24 Nov | ESEA Affinity Night: a community celebration at 7:30pm

    On Friday 24 Nov, we are inviting East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) audience members to our Affinity Night performance of I’m Sorry I’m Not Lucy Liu. This performance has been arranged specifically for an ESEA-identifying audience to experience the show.

    Pre-show, we are hosting a community event and panel discussion about the ESEA experience in the UK, an opportunity to meet like-minded ESEA theatre-goers and to hear from prominent activists in BESEA community. This event is being created in collaboration with EVR (End Violence and Racism Against ESEA Communities) and On Your Side. More details will be released in the coming weeks.

    Our show is about belonging and how hard it is to find a place that feels like home, especially as an East Asian person in the UK. We want our ESEA community to feel represented, seen, and celebrated. This evening creates a space where we can explore our story and connect with each other without the added barrier of the white gaze.

    We understand and recognise the complexity of cultural and racial identities and want to affirm that no one will be prevented from attending this performance or the preceding event. However, we do ask that you book your ticket mindfully and with the intention to support the environment we aim to cultivate.

    Credits

    Directed by Francesca Hsieh.

    Produced by Iona Bremner.

    Lighting and Video by Virginie Taylor.

    Captioned by Jeanie Barnsley and Sound Design by Munotida Chinyanga

    Developed on CPT Starting Blocks. With special thanks to: Sabrina Mahfouz, Lisa Maeda, Chris Yarnell, and Jonathan Wakeham.

    "Amazing show, so well written! So engaging, funny, sad, truthful. Beautiful."
    "It was funny, dramatic, emotional, interactive, touching and life-affirming"
    "This piece had so much charm and wit, and the performance was compelling. I would definitely come back to see this."

    "CPT is the first place we turn to when we have a new idea, knowing that experimentation and new ideas are always supported."

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