Bunny, a young woman from the officially designated 'Shangri-La' in the Himalayan foothills of China's Yunnan Province, has witnessed her family's livelihood destroyed by mass tourism. She dreams of escape as a globe-trotting photographer.
But what happens when the only thing you have to sell is your culture? When the only way to free yourself is to betray your roots?
In Shangri-La, her first full-length play, Amy Ng lays bare the contradictions and private pain of cultural tourism. The play premiered at the Finborough Theatre, London, in 2016.
'I refuse to be a panda. I refuse to go extinct. I want to live, to live well, to live like them.'
'Funny and compelling... [Amy Ng's] revelations are exciting and feel fresh... powerful'WhatsOnStage
'Strong characters and witty writing are the standout qualities of this intriguing new play'The Stage
14 Jul 2016Size: 198mm x 129mm
14 Jul 2016
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