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Factory Girls – UK premiere

A playful, charming and beautifully crafted dance-theatre production created by one of the rising stars of South Korea’s theatre scene.

Oksun is a young factory girl working in a Japanese owned factory during the Korean industrial boom of the 1930s. Subjected to harsh working conditions Oksun struggles to find her place in the world, but following the unfair dismissal of her oldest friend she decides the time has come to find her voice .

Based on a short story written by Chin-O Yu, the original text was published serially in a daily newspaper, the Chosun Ilbo, in 1931. Combining text, movement and sound, an ensemble cast of four performers bring the words to life.

Yangson Project is a collaboration between actors Sang-kyu Son, Jo-ah Yangand Jong-ook Yang and director Ji-hye Park. This is the company’s first UK tour. They have previously toured Korea, China, Japan and France.

This project form part of a programme of activity supported by the Arts Council of England and Korea to encourage an exchange of practice, ideas and skills between the two countries with the ambition of creating long term, collaborative relationships between artists and the communities around the world.

Dance Season

Buy 2 get 3rd free when you book tickets for Factory Girl#Je Suis (In Progress), and Joli Vyann Imbalance*

*T’s&C’s: To qualify for the multi-purchase offer, all tickets must be purchased in one transaction. Only one discount can be applied. No offers or discount can be applied retrospectively. Limited numbers are available.