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Yeh Shen The world’s first Cinderella story from China

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The story of Yeh Shen first appeared in 9th Century China, over 1,000 years before the first European Cinderella story. Now Yellow Earth and Vicky Ireland have reimagined this timeless tale to celebrate Chinese New Year.


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Discovering life in London’s original Chinatown…

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Few people today know there was once a thriving Chinatown in London’s East End. Yellow Earth’s recent production took audiences on a journey into this forgotten world...

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Limehouse Chinatown Rediscovered

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To accompany our production of The Last Days of Limehouse, we created an exhibition of photos, an interactive website and a downloadable audio tour to help people discover the fascinating history of Limehouse Chinatown.

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Yellow Earth aboard The Cutty Sark

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We are delighted that James Robson the character/interpreter we developed for the National Maritime Museum will now also be appearing for the first time on board The Cutty Sark in Greenwich. This historic ship is a great place to visit so come and catch James Robson and have a great day out in Greenwich.

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Hidden histories revealed at the National Maritime Museum!

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Throughout 2014 Yellow Earth is continuing to reveal hidden histories at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich through the stories of James Robson, a 19th century sailor of Chinese origin.


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Yellow Academy 2013

During July 2013, 16 young people completed this intensive two week performance course led by theatre professionals for young British East Asians* (16+). This year the focus was on acting for camera and students worked with award winning film maker Lab Ky Mo creating two short films No Jet Li and God Speaks Chinese.
View God Speak Chinese here



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Lion Danced for over 5,500 people

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Our most recent children's show, Why The Lion Danced was seen by over 5,500 children and adults on its recent tour across the UK. The 46 performances at 12 UK venues were all enthusiastically received and we have had many wonderful comments by twitter and email.
Photo: Elaine Wong


First Constellations Creative Drama Student Bursary Awarded

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The first ever recipient of the Constellations Creative Drama Student Bursary, Stanton Wright (formerly known as Daniel Stanton Wright; on the right in the photo above) was presented with his award at Dim Sum Nights 3 on 1 November by Kumiko Mendl and Orion Lee.

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Survival, hope and kitchen utensils!

Yellow Earth has been supporting Out of Chaos to carry out research and development on their devised piece The Flying Roast Goose, a moving story about food, survival and hope seen through the eyes of a Cantonese chef and her pet goose told . It uses mime, puppetry and object manipulation. This is the first full length piece to be developed out of Dim Sum Nights and it has just been awarded a grant by Arts Council England to present a full production in May 2014 at the Blue Elephant Theatre. So congratulations to Out Of Chaos!.


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