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On from 24 May 2010 till 11 Jun 2010
All Around Town
by Kandinsky Theatre Company
Genre(s): New Writing, Drama


24 May – 11 June 2010
Kandinsky presents
Limehouse Nights

Following annual sell-out productions at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
for the last four years; with transfers to Soho Theatre, Glasgow
Arches and New York; Kandinsky, one of the UK’s most significant
emerging theatre companies and two time winners of the prestigious
Sunday Times Playwriting Award, premiere their latest production
Limehouse Nights in the old Limehouse Town Hall this May.

Stepping off the Docklands Light Railway, audiences begin a journey
back to 1918, to the dingy, rundown backwater that was Limehouse:
London’s original Chinatown. Based on a true story, this site-specific
production is an unflinching examination of cultures colliding in the
East End.

For Lee Chee Kong and his Irish wife Mita, Limehouse is simply home.
Amused to find themselves the object of Orientalist fascination, they
are happy to welcome curious British friends. But when one of these
friends, a glamorous young actress, accidentally dies of an overdose,
someone must be blamed and their lives are turned upside down.

★★★★★ ‘Outstanding…a must see production a superb script, great
acting and a chance to say you saw the early work of a playwright on
the verge of great things” The Independent on RADIO

★★★★ ‘Essential albeit disturbing viewing’ The Guardian on THE BIRD

★★★★ ‘A rewarding night out...Kandinsky is now surely a company to
watch’ The Daily Mail on ENOLA

"A fascinatingly textured play, one of the most promising that I've
seen on the Fringe" The Guardian on ENOLA

For more information on Kandinsky please visit

James Yeatman (Writer/Director)
Director credits for Kandinsky: Enola, Radio (Commendation for
Direction NSDF 2007), On Wonderland, The Bird. Currently Assistant
Director for Posh by Laura Wade at the Royal Court Theatre.

Al Smith (Literary Associate)
Writing credits for Kandinsky: Chalk, Enola (Sunday Times Playwriting
Award 2006), Radio (Sunday Times Playwriting Award 2007, Pearson
Bursary) & The Bird. He is currently under commission to the Bush
Theatre. Other theatre credits include The Astronauts Wives Club (NYT
at Soho Theatre), Cowboys (RSC at Wiltons Music Hall), Dance Radio
(Drywrite at the Roundhouse). In 2007 he was on the Future Perfect
Programme at Paines Plough. For radio he co-wrote OK Computer, adapted
Radio and wrote The Postman of Good Hope (BBC Radio 4).

Times, Travel and Tickets

24 May – 11 June
Mon – Sat 7.30pm
Saturday Matinees 2pm
Midweek Matinees Weds 2nd and 9th June 2pm

Limehouse Town Hall is a crumbling but beautiful building right at the
heart of the now-vanished Chinatown. A part of London’s East End that,
unlike neighbouring SpitalÞelds and Shoreditch, hasn’t yet been
touched by the glittering artist’s brush.

Limehouse Town Hall
646 Commercial Road, Limehouse, London, E14 7HA

By DLR: Limehouse or Westferry from Bank or Tower Gateway
By Bus: 15, 115, D6, D3

Online tickets:
£8 Previews (24, 25 May 7.30pm)
£10 Advance (Concessions £8)
£12 on the door (Concessions £10)

For press enquiries please contact Elly Hopkins:

Registered Charity No: 1134756

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