The 24-year-old Thai-Australian writer has already made an impact in New York, working with the likes of Punchdrunk and Roundabout Theater. Her UK debut is a comedy about the perils of public shaming and viral exposure.
The timely play follows a small Sinagporean stat-up company. Clearday™ is growing rapidly thanks to the popularity of its skin-whitening cosmetics. But when an advert for their new skin cream gets leaked on line, the company becomes the subject of global scrutiny. Suddenly viral, with hoades of angry commenters and journalists sniffing around for more ammunition, the company is in the midst of a PR disaster.
The race is on to remove the video before the whole world brands them racist. Touching on both the culture of cosmetic improvement and society's growing appetite for naming and shaming online, White Pearl is set to be a lively and resonant new work.
|What||White Pearl, Royal Court Theatre, 2019|
|Where||Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Sloane Square (underground)|
10 May 19 – 15 Jun 19, Evening performances Monday-Saturday, 3pm matinees Thursdays & Saturdays
|Price||£12 - £49 (£15 under 26s)|
|Website||Click here for more information|