Yellow Face - National Theatre Shed
5th - 24th May 2014
Annie has cast over 40 productions and specialises in casting new writing.
Current show, Yellow Face, plays at the National Theatre Shed throughout May. Book tickets
Time Out says:
“This transfer of Alex Sims’s production of David Henry Hwang’s play ‘Yellow Face’ has been timed beautifully to open just before the big West End revival production of ‘Miss Saigon’. In 1990, Cameron Mackintosh caused huge media controversy and provoked Broadway protests about ‘yellowface’ acting by casting Jonathan Pryce, a Caucasian Welsh actor, in the role of the Eurasian engineer in the musical. ‘Yellow Face’ is Tony-winning Hwang’s comic, metatheatrical consideration of the moral and theatrical issues that incident continues to raise, as a playwriting protagonist called ‘DHH’ mistakenly chooses a Caucasian actor for the lead Asian role of his new play. The production opened at the Park Theatre last year and moves to the National Theatre’s pop up Shed as part of the new season’s programme. The original cast – including Gemma Chan, Christy Meyer, Davina Perera and John Schwab – return.”
Casting Director for Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang, directed by Alex Sims. Produced by Special Relationship Productions. With David Yip, Kevin Shen, Davina Perera, John Schwab, Ben Starr, Christy Meyer and Gemma Chan.
“Most exciting of all though, is Ben Starr, making his stage debut in a scorching performance…Remember the name; he’ll go right to the very top”
Matt Trueman, Time Out – Critic’s Choice
“A theatrical coup” “A fine ensemble”
Kate Bassett, The Independent – Critic’s Choice
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
“A triumph” ” The best evening I’ve had in a studio theatre for a long time”
Alicia Luba, The Telegraph
“Stellar cast” “Dripping in class”
Honour Bayes, The Stage