Australian Premiere

The Empress And Me

Theatre / Performance
UK
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The amazing true story of the Princess Der Ling who, born as Lizzie Yu - the daughter of a Chinese Diplomat and Eurasian mother - was raised in France to be every bit the Victorian Lady, but then when her father is suddenly recalled home she finds herself living in the Forbidden City, entangled in the politics of the Chinese Court and lady in waiting to the infamous Empress Cixi. So just who is Lizzie Yu? Does she really know herself?

A story of one woman's search to find out just who she is, in a world where she constantly feels like she just doesn't belong.

An insightful play about a search for identity in shrinking world, that is as relevant today as it was back then.

From the team behind 'The Unknown Soldier' and 'Gratiano'.

Presented by:
Grist To the Mill Productions Ltd

Grist to the Mill was founded in 2012 with a specific aim to bring new writing to the world’s stages, and it has had noted success with Ross Ericson's critically acclaimed adaptation of Henry Fielding's 'Tom Jones' and 'Casualties', a play about the Afghan War that was nominated for Best New Play at the Off West End Awards in London. Grist has also co-produced The Autumn of Han and DiaoChan in conjunction with Red Dragonfly productions and is currently touring Ross Ericson's new show 'Gratiano' and 'The Unknown Soldier', both debuting at Adelaide Fringe. 'The Unknown Soldier' was a sell out show at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and both 'Casualties' and The Unknown Soldier' are published by Methuen/Bloomsbury. The company is based in the UK.

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Bakehouse Theatre

The Award winning Bakehouse Theatre is located in the eastern part of the CBD, just a stone's throw from The Garden of Unearthly Delights, (the major Fringe Hub). The Hutt Street restaurant strip is just around the corner, and it is a short stroll to Rundle Mall - the centre of the city's shopping precinct. It is a charming old building full of history (but also full of modern technical equipment) where we love to make both you and your audiences feel welcome. We have two theatre spaces, each with its own bar and foyer area. Mainstage Theatre - Audience capacity 87 Studio Theatre - Adience capacity 40 Everything you need to know about hiring The Bakehouse may be found on our website. Please download and read the document "Fringe 2017 Standard Hire Conditions" before contacting us. Previous Fringe performer's comment:- "It was such a wonderful experience!! The Bakehouse staff went above and beyond with everything I needed to make "Handle It" run as smoothly as possible."

255 Angas St, Adelaide, SA, 5000

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Studio at Bakehouse Theatre

255 Angas St, Adelaide, SA, 5000

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Full Price: $15.00 to $25.00

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Child: $20.00

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Duration

60 min

Content Warnings

Age Suitability: G