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by Yang-May Ooi

Featured on BBC Radio 4 MidWeek

"A warm, genuine narrative"                    The Stage

★★★★1/2   “Engaging, eye-opening, funny and moving"    The Public Reviews 
★★★★    “Beautifully performed and directed"     Everything Theatre



In an epic journey from China via East Asia and Australia to England, British-Malaysian writer-performer Yang-May Ooi explores female empowerment and desirability through the oral histories of three generations of her family and the shoes in her life. Yang-May uses the ancient Chinese tradition of footbinding experienced by her great-grandmother as a metaphor to investigate her search for her sexual identity.


This powerful, humorous and moving solo performance returns to the Tristan Bates Theatre after its sold-out showcase last year.


Director                                  Jessica Higgs

Writer and Performer         Yang-May Ooi

Set & Lighting Designer     Hua Tan

Costume Designer              Carol Alayne


Producer                                Eldarin Yeong

Production Manager          Crin Claxton


Graphic Designer                Tong Zhao & Eldarin Yeong

Videographer                       Claudia Rochar   

PR & Marketing                    Helen Lewis

Photographer                      Sheila Burnett




Dates: 19 Nov - 12 Dec at 7:30pm

Venue: Tristan Bates Theatre



Date: 13 Oct at 8:00pm

Venue: Tristan Bates Theatre

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