IN TRANSITION: So That You May Go Beyond The Sea
Produced by Undone Theatre
Meet real-life partners Joey and Gabs. This is a show about the show they never made. The true story of how a 1904 opera caused the breakdown of their relationship.
A Japanese stewardess and a British pilot walk onto a plane. Twenty-five years later, their son Joey is thinking of ending things with his Italian boyfriend. Turning to his parents’ interracial relationship for guidance, he embarks on a journey to connect with his roots. But as Joey learns more about his family, a pattern begins to emerge: the notes of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly underscore a century of Asian misrepresentation, orientalism, and exoticisation.
Following ★★★★★ Lessons On Revolution (Soho Theatre), award-winning company Undone Theatre brings a Work-In-Progress presentation of their riotous new show to SCL CVN. Connecting Milan to Nagasaki, Hong Kong to London, SO THAT YOU MAY GO BEYOND THE SEA is an irreverent look at the stories that shape us, whether we like it or not.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. With special thanks to Kakilang, Omnibus Theatre, Theatre Deli and Social Convention.
In this season we challenge you to embrace the beauty that comes from change, explore the turbulence of transformations and be curious in the artistic process. We are proud to announce our first season of curated art, music and theatre, all celebrating the flux and fluidity of society, life, and personal experiences, we present ‘In Transition.’
From March 2024, we will bring exciting theatrical work-in-progress sharings, immersive musical gigs, and drag-theatre shows (and much much more) to various spaces in Newham, including our new and exciting partnership with Applecart Arts, where the bulk of the season will take place. The programme is made out of the most exciting creative voices from across London and includes transfers from venues such as Bush Theatre, new projects from artists recently performing in Soho Theatre, some of our established partners and new collaborations.
This show will take place at Applecart Arts, The Passmore Edwards Library, 207 Plashet Grove, London E6 1BX
This show will be photographed and/or videoed
Tickets bought are for this show only.