Anna May Wong Must Die! opens tomorrow: satire, crudity and politics

OK, this is it, guys and gals. Anna May Wong Must Die! gets its first London theatrical outing tomorrow night (Thursday 10th) at the New Diorama Theatre, followed by another on Saturday.

Legendary cultural writer Charles Shaar Murray and The Plague’s Marc Jefferies will be providing live music.

I’m performing the show as a “work-in-progress” at the New Diorama Theatre as part of True Heart’s In The Mirror season. Also performing during the week: Lucy Sheen and Veronica Needa. (Details on the webpage.)

I’ll be on-script as it’s still early days in the life of this piece (so no press), but I hope to come out of the week with the play nailed. I look forward to to hearing some solid feedback, especially from the Saturday Q&A session where the three of us will be chatting to the audience.

It’s unusual, maybe even unique, to get three Chinese diaspora writers and performers together like this in one venue in one week so please do try to make it as we might never get this chance again.

Written and performed by Anna Chen
Live music accompaniment from Charles Shaar Murray and Marc Jefferies
Thursday 10th November 19:30
Saturday 12th November 20:30
(There will be a Q&A after the Saturday performance)
Presented by True Heart Theatre at the New Diorama Theatre, NW1
More info here


“Charming, witty and sophisticated … I am entranced, won over.”
The Sunday Times

“Hard hitting and often hilarious … arresting … engrossing and provoking.”
The Scotsman

“… sensitive, intelligent … insistent and illuminating.”
The Herald

“It’s the stuff of brilliant satire … riveting.”
The List

“Very witty.”
Graham Norton

“I’m taking you shoplifting.”
Jenny Eclair

“Cutting edge …”
Stewart Lee

More press here

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