Yang-May Ooi’s astonishing one woman show Bound Feet Blues will open in one week’s time on Tuesday 24 November 2015 at Tristan Bates Theatre. Have you got your ticket yet?
Not yet? Don’t miss this extra-ordinary tour de force solo performance. You can still buy tickets via bit.ly/bfbtickets
Bound Feet Blues takes us back to ancient China to the inner chamber of a mother with bound feet as she describes and demonstrates the brutal practice of footbinding on her daughter. We may judge this in our modern times as cruel but if we were women living in that time, would we do the same out of love for our little girl?
We also see Yang-May as a tomboy aged 10 and as an uber-femme young woman trying to live up society’s expectations about what makes a desirable, marriageable woman. We watch her struggle to become her own person and an empowered creative artist.
All this is created without props, without change of scenery or costume – and performed barefoot. The simplicity of the staging and stripped down style enhances Yang-May’s central performance and Jessica Higgs’ nuanced direction that have been described as “riveting”, “mesmerising” and “beautiful”.
**You can buy tickets for Bound Feet Blues via bit.ly/bfbtickets **
Tristan Bates Theatre
1A Tower St, Covent Garden WC2H 9NP
Tue 24 Nov – Sat 12 Dec, Tue – Sat at 7.30pm.
Tickets £16 / £12 concessions.
Q&As post-show, 27 Nov & 4 Dec.
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