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Spring Lantern Riddles

Written by Ruan Daching, Translated by Alison Hardie Adapted by Julie Tsang 

15th March 2020

Part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Chinese Classics Translation Project, funded by Arts Council England, the ancient text was translated and adapted into English for the first time. 

Spring Lantern Riddles plays with themes of social status, gender, and cultural identity, as members of two families and their servants find themselves aboard one another’s moored boats whilst pretending to be someone they are not.

Director Fiona Mackinnon

Actor/Muso Nicolette Macleod

Actor Jamie Marie-Leary

Actor Louise Mai Newberry

Actor Elizabeth Chan

Actor Molly Harris

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