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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.


A beautiful and enchanting tale of a young orphaned girl, a magical fish, a nasty stepmother and sister, and a lost shoe. Will Yeh Shen be able to attend the New Year Festival? How can a fish, a dragon and a horse help her? Will she ever find happiness? And what happens to the shoe?

Yellow Earth is bringing a new version of this timeless tale to life with puppetry, live music, elements of Beijing Opera and all the excitement, colour and sounds of the Chinese Spring Festival.

This is active storytelling at its best; just enough to tell the tale without taking away from the audience’s imagination. It’s hilarious, challenging, and an awful lot of fun!’
★★★★★ What’s On on Why the Lion Danced.

Suitable for Children 6+ and their families (And adults who are still that young at heart!)
Running time 60mins

A co-production with Polka Theatre

WIMBLEDON
19-22, 28 February & 1, 8 March 11am & 2.30pm
18 Feb 2.30pm 7 March 2pm & 5pm
POLKA THEATRE
240 The Broadway
Wimbledon London SW19 1SB
020 8543 4888 www.polkatheatre.com
Schools performances on 25, 26, 27 February & 4, 5, 6 March See Polka website for details

DEPTFORD
Sat 31 January 11am & 2pm
THE ALBANY
Douglas Way, London SE8 4AG
020 8692 4446 www.thealbany.org.uk

NOTTINGHAM
Sun 1 February 1pm & 3:30pm
NOTTINGHAM LAKESIDE ARTS
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD
0115 846 7777 www.lakesidearts.org.uk

BARKING
Sun 8 February 2pm
THE BROADWAY THEATRE
Broadway, Barking IG11 7LS
020 8507 5607 www.thebroadwaybarking.com

SALISBURY
Sat 14 February 11am & 2pm
SALISBURY ARTS CENTRE
Bedwin Street, Salisbury, SP1 3UT
01722 321744
www.salisburyartscentre.co.uk

FINCHLEY
Sun 15 March 11.30am & 2pm
ARTSDEPOT
5 Nether Street North Finchley N12 0GA
020 8369 5454 www.artsdepot.co.uk

SHEFFIELD
Fri 20 March 4.30pm & Sat 21 March 1pm
THE MONTGOMERY
Surrey Street Sheffield S1 2LG
0114 249 6000 www.TheMontgomery.org.uk
Or in person at Sheffield Theatres Box Office

BRENTFORD
Sun 22 March 3pm
WATERMANS
40 High Street Brentford TW8 0DS
020 8232 1010 www.watermans.org.uk

GREENWICH
Tue 31 March 2pm
GREENWICH THEATRE
Crooms Hill London Se10 8ES
020 8858 7755 www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk

SCARBOROUGH
Stephen Joseph Theatre
Friday 3 April 2pm & 4pm
Westborough, Scarborough, YO11 1JW
017123 370541 www.sjt.uk.com

BOLTON
Sat 4 April 12pm & 2pm
OCTAGON THEATRE
Howell Croft South Bolton BL1 1SB
01204 520661 www.octagonbolton.co.uk

SHOREDITCH
Sun 5 April 11.30am & 2pm
RICH MIX
35 Bethnal Green Road London E1 6LA
020 7613 7498 www.richmix.org.uk





This news item was posted on: Friday, 07 November, 2014

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