New Play by Chiswick Chinese Playwright

Oikos to be performed in the Jellyfish Theatre in Southwark

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A disastrous flood in Chiswick is the theme of, OIKOS, a new climate change play by local playwright Simon Wu to be performed at the amazing new Jellyfish Theatre in Southwark, built by German architect, Martin Kaltwasser using recycled materials. Living near the river in Strand-on-the-Green, Chiswick, there are no prizes for guessing where inspiration for Simon’s play came from! As a play on flooding, there is going to be plenty of water on stage!

OIKOS, commissioned by the Red Room Theatre and developed at the National Theatre Studio, is about a family who have recently moved to Chiswick; Salil, a highly-successful Indian born businessman, has it all: career, family, riverside ‘des res’ in Chiswick and a mistress.  So why is he increasingly haunted by ghosts from the Old Country? When the Thames bursts its banks, the very foundations of his perfect life are threatened and Salil is forced to look to both his future and his past for redemption.

Simon Wu is a London-based Chinese playwright and his plays have been performed in London, Hong Kong and broadcast worldwide on the BBC.

August 23, 2010