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Under The Umbrella

The Belgrade Theatre Coventry in association with Tamasha presents

Under the Umbrella

By Amy Ng, directed by Justine Themen, Creative Producer Lian Wilkinson

Saturday 2 to Saturday 16 March 2019

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: £12 & £14.75 Concessions: £9 - £12.75

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Wei is a smart girl. Men prefer to marry women who aren’t smarter than themselves. Class B men choose class C women. Class A choose class B. Wei is a Class A woman. What’s she going to get?

A PhD.

Wei has turned 27 and suddenly her grandmother is worried. 27 brings with it the label of “shengnu,” or “leftover woman,” so a husband needs to be found before she’s missed her chance.

Unbeknownst to Wei, her grandmother pushes her mother into helping the search. Affixing Wei’s dating profile onto an umbrella, they join the hundreds of parents at the Marriage Market of Guangzhou. Here there’s only one successful transaction: a first date for your child.

When Wei learns of her family’s interventions, and her housemate Lucy also begins to meddle, she finds herself asking whether being single is just too much hassle.

With a dual setting of Coventry and Guangzhou, this compelling new play by Amy Ng (Acceptance, Shangri-La) explores tradition, trauma and triumph in the art of finding love.

Sat 2 Mar 7:45pm Book Tickets
Mon 4 Mar 7:45pm Book Tickets
Tue 5 Mar 7:00pm Book Tickets
Wed 6 Mar 7:45pm Book Tickets
Thu 7 Mar 7:45pm Book Tickets
Fri 8 Mar 7:45pm Book Tickets
Sat 9 Mar 2:30pm Book Tickets
Sat 9 Mar 7:45pm Book Tickets
Tue 12 Mar 7:45pm Book Tickets
Wed 13 Mar 7:45pm Book Tickets
Thu 14 Mar 2:30pm Book Tickets
Thu 14 Mar 7:45pm Book Tickets
Fri 15 Mar 7:45pm Book Tickets
Sat 16 Mar 2:30pm Book Tickets
Sat 16 Mar 7:45pm Book Tickets
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