Hong Kong 2019, Two young people meet. Jonathan is confident about his future living in Hong Kong. It has been good for his dad, so why shouldn’t it be good for him? Then there is Chloe, who is about to go to university in the UK, where she plans to be an Asian Elle Woods. They are both set on their chosen paths. But what happens when you meet someone who changes your world, and what happens when the world suddenly starts shifting and changing around you? AJ Yi’s play is set against the huge pro-democracy protests that took place in 2019 and is directed by Emily Ling Williams, who has had residencies at leading theatres and companies, including Paines Plough and the Almeida.
A wedding in Hong Kong, 2019. Two worlds collide. A spark ignites. Jonathan is pretty sure his life will look just like his father’s: a good job, a family, and firmly settled in Hong Kong. Chloe is about to start university in England, and she’s ready to be the Asian Elle Woods. Empowered by the music of BTS, M.I.A and Beyonce (of course), she has big plans to make her mark. Through months of sharing messages, music reccs and late-night confessions, they both get swept up in the promise of how someone unexpected can change your world. What they don’t realise is that the world around them is about to change forever. A rom-com right up until it can’t be, A Playlist for the Revolution is set against the backdrop of the largest demonstrations in Hong Kong’s history. This explosive and deeply-moving play is a new Bush commission, written by AJ Yi and directed by Emily Ling Williams. Age Recommendation: 14+