NANJING is a monologue about identity, dispossession, and the consequences of war. It’s a story that is simultaneously delicate and epic. Written and performed by Jude Christian, NANJING looks at the Nanjing Massacre of 1937, frequently referred to as the Rape of Nanking, through the lens of pacifism, and poses essential questions about who we are and where we come from.
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NANJING will be touring in 2019: first playing at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester from 27 February - 2 March (more info & tickets here), then at Birmingham Rep from 13 - 16 March (more info & tickets here).
Writer: Jude Christian
Lighting Design: Joshua Pharo
Associate Lighting Design: Dan Saggars
**** Nanjing is a show that dwells in the grey, avoiding extremes of black and white while recognising the appeal of absolutes. If it sounds like a detached academic exercise, Elayce Ismail’s production is far from it. The show has a quiet, measured sense of ritual, building a meditative but haunting mood.
Production photos by Pete Le May: