Performances: 7.45pm, 30th & 31st March
Linbury Studio Theatre
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD
Piccadilly Revisited is a film, dance, drama and music performance inspired by the life and loves of Hollywood's first Chinese film star, Anna May Wong, and the classic British silent movie Piccadilly (1929) in which she played a starring role.
To a backdrop of a full showing of Piccadilly, through dance, film and drama, a performance unfolds that uses Wong’s role in the film as the counterpoint for a meditation on, and celebration of, her life. A specially composed score, which fuses Chinese and East Asian traditional elements and instruments with contemporary Western classical approaches, is be performed live, binding all these elements together.
Wong was a celebrated actress who worked with Dietrich and Olivier, graced the pages of Vogue, Tatler and Vanity Fair, and the song These Foolish Things was written for her. Chinatown Arts Space is delighted to celebrate her achievements in this, her seminal film directed by E.A. Dupont.
‘Bold, beautifully crafted... one of the truly great films of the silent era’ - Martin Scorsese
>> Watch an extract of the film Piccadilly (1929)
Music composed and performed by Suki Mok and Ruth Chan
Choreography by Sin-Man Yue and Anh Nguyen
Video sequences by Shan Ng and O Zhang
Costumes by Jenny Ng Matthews; Set by Wai Yin Kwok; Lighting by Douglas Kuhrt
Written by Alice Lee and David Tse Ka-Shing
Directed by David Tse Ka-Shing, assisted by Uma Thongman Jackson
Tickets: £12, £10, standing £5
Concessions incl students and ROH Access Scheme £8
from Royal Opera House Box Office on 020 7304 4000 or at www.roh.org.uk