The Royal Exchange’s thrilling Spring/ Summer Season 2023 brings world premiere performances alongside collaborations with some of the most exciting artists and companies working in theatre today. The season launches with David Eldridge’s intimate two-hander, Beginning and closes with Kimber Lee’s scorching untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play, performed as part of Manchester International Festival 2023.
Created out of an intense frustration around contemporary Asian stereotypes and the way that they are bolstered by Western cultural output, untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play looks to be the pièce de résistance for yet another brilliant season of theatre at the Royal Exchange.
Winner of the inaugural Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019, International Award
Directed by Roy Alexander Weise (The Mountaintop), Lee’s prize-winning play promises to be strikingly perceptive, funny and razor-sharp. Described as “born of rage” and the idea of “feeling invisible” and “misrepresented”, the play focuses on Kim, a female character who is trying to break a never-ending cycle of events. The more she tries to search for an exit and a way out, the worse it gets…smashing lifetimes of perpetual Asian stereotypes and grappling with history – will Kim find a way out before it’s too late?
The pièce de résistance for yet another brilliant season of theatre at the Royal Exchange.
Winner of the inaugural Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2019, International Award, untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play will take centre stage at the Royal Exchange, just as Sheffield Theatres present a new version of Miss Saigon, directed by Anthony Lau and Robert Hastie. untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play is a great example of the transformative power of theatre – we know which side of the Pennines you’ll find us on.
The play is co-produced by Royal Exchange Theatre, Factory International for Manchester International Festival, Young Vic and Headlong.