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The Autumn of Han
Tour 2014-2015

Red Dragonfly's first UK tour of a Chinese classic for the European stage. The Autumn of Han is an enthralling story of corruption, revenge and tragic love.


The Autumn of Han has been adapted by Ross Ericson from HanGongQiu, a classic Chinese play originally written by Ma ZhiYuan in the 13th century. This new version has been specifically adapted with a European audience in mind and premiered at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013


The Autumn of Han is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Adapted and Directed by Ross Ericson


2015 Cast: Angelo Paragoso, Dexter Galang, Allan Law and Michelle Yim


2014 Cast: Angelo Paragoso, Michael Phong-Le, Allan Law and Michelle Yim


Costume: Margot Edwards and Nancy Yim

Music: Pearl Yim


A collaboration with Grist to the Mill Productions:

A scene from The Autumn of Han 2015


Dexter Galang as The Emperor of Han

Michelle Yim as ZhaoJun, a concubine


Adapted and Directed by Ross Ericson

During the tour, the company worked with 21 provincial and rural venues, where 1108 people attended 28 performances. The production toured to various rural touring network such as PoundArts, CRTAHighlights, and Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, and Nottinghamshire Rural Touring, and venues which are affliated with rural touring networks such as Arts AliveCarn to Cove, and Villages in Action.


We received excellent reviews from audiences, promoters and theatre crew:



The company was one of the easiest, friendliest and most helpful I've worked with. Very nice people, representing an interesting range of 'oriental nationalities'… The show itself was very good. It opened a window on the emotional side of ancient China not often portrayed in oriental work… Costumes were top notch. A most enjoyable evening!

-Pat at Market Theatre, Ledbury (associated with Arts Alive)


We all enjoyed having you in our village and Autumn of Han was much liked by our audience - very positive feed-back… We will be interested in your next show - I think a return visit would be appreciated in Whittingham.

-Geoff Hoskin, Whittingham Promoter from Highlights Rural Touring


It was great having you in Fulstow and we have lots of compliments about the show… Many thanks once again for a fantastic performance.

-Jane and Michael Powell, Fulstow Promoters from Lincolnshire Rural Touring

Pound Arts Rural Touring Scheme

Date: 30 October 2014

Venue: Avebury Social Centre, Avebury


Date: 6th February 2015

Venue: Cotswold Playhouse

Highlights Rural Touring Scheme

Dates: 28th February 2015

Venue: Whittingham Village Hall, Northumberland

Northern Ireland Tour

Date: 5th November 2014

Venue:Market Place Theatre, Armagh


Dates: 6th-8th November 2014

Venue: Crescent Arts Theatre, Belfast


Date: 9th November 2014

Venue: Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick


Dates: 12th - 13th November 2014

Venue: Salford Arts Theatre


Date: 22nd November 2014

Venue: Market Theatre (assos: Arts Alive Rural Touring Scheme)


Dates: 7th February 2015

Venue: Square Chapel Theatre

CRTA Rural Touring Scheme

Dates: 8th February 2015

Venue: Action Transport Theatre, Ellesmere Port


Date: 11th February 2015

Venue: Wickham Theatre, Univeristy of Bristol


Dates: 13th - 14th February 2015

Venue: Studio, Everyman Theatre


Dates: 15th February 2015

Venue: Studio 2, Arcola Theatre

Lincolnshire, Leicestershire & Nottnghamshire Rural Touring Scheme

Dates: 6th March 2015

Venue: Fulstow Village Hall, Lincolnshire


Date: 7th March 2015

Venue: Parish Hall, Market Bosworth


Date: 8th March

Venue: Bonnington Theatre, Arnold


Dates: 12th - 13th March 2015

Venue: Old Fire Station


Dates: 14th March 2015

Venue: Sterts Theatre, Liskeard (assos: Carn to Cove Rural Touring Scheme)


Dates: 29th - 30th January 2015

Venue: Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre


Dates: 27th February 2015

Venue: Heron Theatre, Milnthorpe


Dates: 15th March 2015

Venue: Crediton Arts Centre (assos: Villages in Action Rural Touring Scheme)

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