Dreamers photo on Stagedoor
Dreamers photo on Stagedoor

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What of the dreamers, and their dreams, now?

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Mon 6 Jun - Sat 11 Jun 2022, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Runtime: 1h 00m


About Dreamers

Don’t say you protested, say you dreamed. An exploration of the aftermath of the 2019 Hong Kong protests. To dream 發夢 : a 2019 Hong Kong euphemism for attending a protest. Don’t say you protested, say ‘I dreamed I was out on the street last night’ and by keeping it at that remove, in the real unreal, maybe you can talk about what happened without paying a price for it. The price was paid: the introduction of the National Security Law by the Beijing government in 2020 saw the destruction of the free press, mass arrests of the democratic opposition and the seeming end to a 30 year tradition of holding a public vigil for Tiananmen. This is a difficult show to make. As individuals, we are unsure about how much we want to risk. We imagine paying a price for making this show. Fear is contagious. So is courage. Our audience has changed too. There’s you, who hasn’t thought much about Hong Kong during the succession of upheavals the world has faced. And then there’s you, who tore up bricks from the streets to make roadblocks in Central and now you are here, trying to make a home of the UK. And there’s you…whoever you are…reading this right now… Dreamers starts with messages that come to your phone via a Telegram group in the days leading up to the show. On booking a ticket, please head over to www.papergang.co.uk for more information on how to engage with this part of the performance. Age Recommendation: 15+