The Unforgettable Anna May Wong
The tragic and wonderful life of 1930s Chinese-American Hollywood Actress
A play with song/cabaret event
Touring UK 2021-2022
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Previously known as 'An Evening with Miss Wong'
Anna May Wong, the pioneering Chinese-American actress who, despite the odds, became one of Hollywood's best loved stars.
From laundry girl to one of Hollywood's most glamorous stars in 1930s, the tragic and wonderful life of Anna May Wong. Fighting against prejudice and ignorance she rose to become one of the acting elite, the leading lady that was not allowed to kiss her leading man. Inter-weaved with songs and clips from her films. This is her story, her search for identity, her hopes and fears, and the personal sacrifices she made for the art that she loved.
"An Evening with Miss Wong" was first conceived and developed by actress Michelle Yim, composer Pearl Yim and Grist to the Mill Productions in 2018. The project is supported using funding from Arts Council England. The production started with a rehearsed reading at Buxton Fringe 2018 and debuted at Edinburgh Fringe 2018. Red Dragonfly is working in collaboration with Grist to the Mill to tour this production.
An Evening with Miss Wong has visited:
The Rotunda Theatre, Buxton Fringe, 17-18 July 2018 (reh-reading)
Assembly Rooms, Drawing Room, Edfringe, 2-26 August 2018
Ongisko Polskie, Kensington 16 Dec 2019
Brockenhurst College, Nomad Festival 8-9 May 2019
Carlile Institute Hub, Meltham 18 May 2019
The Rotunda Theatre, Buxton Fringe 14-16 July 2019
Irving Studio, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 8, 10-11 Oct 2019
As part of Salisbury Arts Centre's Outdoor Performance Session 5 Sept 2020
Wed 18 May 2022 The Rotunda: Squeak 7:45pm
Sat 21 May 2022 The Rotunda: Squeak 6:15pm
Sun 22 May 2022 The Rotunda: Squeak 6:15pm
The Unforgettable Anna May Wong is tour-ready and available for 2022-2023. Contact us for dates!
'You don't have to be a movie fan to enjoy this'
'Playful, entertaining documentary-theatre with a light touch and a pleasant appreciation for Old Hollywood charm'