Yellow Earth, Royal Exchange and Black Theatre Live

Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok

  • Price:
    £13 - £15
  • Duration:
    2 hours including interval

I invited you into my past... And you invited me into your future.

Helen has grown up in the UK, but always felt a piece of her story was missing.

Visiting her mother’s birthplace of Hong Kong for the first time, she is determined to find out who she really is and where she belongs. Amidst the skyscrapers and bustling streets, she meets her grandmother, Lily Kwok, and steps into her past where she discovers shocking family secrets that will change her life forever.

Based on the bestselling memoir Sweet Mandarin by Helen Tse, this stylish and evocative new play by award winning writer In-Sook Chappell tells the extraordinary story of the women behind the famous Manchester restaurant Sweet Mandarin.

Presented by Black Theatre Live with Yellow Earth Theatre in association with Royal Exchange Theatre. Sponsored by the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office.

Post-show Q&A

The performance on Friday 20th May will be followed by a Q&A with the cast.

Visually arresting, admirably unflinching depiction of an extraordinary real-life success story

The Stage

...immensely moving, humbling and inspiring story.

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