Sydney Festival presents in association with Contemporary Asian Australian Performance
Lost in Shanghai
Of all the stories Jane Hutcheon has encountered as an ABC journalist, China correspondent, war zone reporter and author, one has intrigued her more than any other: that of her mother Beatrice’s turbulent childhood in pre-Communist Shanghai.
Visiting Shanghai in 2018, Jane began to search for the truth of her mother’s difficult beginnings. Lost in Shanghai is the result, a story of an ordinary Eurasian family in extraordinary times, set against a backdrop of fading colonial opulence, civil war and revolution.
Using projected images from the family archive curated by photographer-storyteller William Yang, and music composed and performed by Terumi Narushima, Jane narrates this moving true story in her own words.
Written and performed by Jane Hutcheon
Co-directed by William Yang and Tasnim Hossain
Dramaturgy by Tasnim Hossain
Composer/musician Terumi Narushima
12 - 16 January 2022 | Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre |
Supported as part of the Carriageworks 2021 In Development program.