Rice (Nationwide Tour) was produced between February and April 2022. It toured to 9 venues for 27 performances, clocking up 1382 miles and reaching 1600 people from Plymouth to Newcastle. The full tour schedule is shown below.
Rice was an Actors Touring Company and Orange Tree Theatre production in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth.
05 FEB- 12 FEB
18 FEB – 19 FEB
04 MAR- 05 MAR
Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough
08 MAR – 09 MAR
Crucible Theatre Sheffield (Crucible Studio)
17 MAR – 19 MAR
24 MAR – 26 MAR
29 MAR – 30 MAR
01 APR – 02 APR
13 APR – 14 APR
The production runs 95 minutes without an interval.
It is suitable for people over 14. Content guide: strong language, discussion of Alzheimer’s, discussion on race and migration, vaping on stage, some sexual content, and sudden loud noises.
Accessible Performance Dates
18 MAR Unity Theatre Liverpool – Audio described accessible performance
“A thoughtful take on women at work” – The Guardian
“A powerful, thought-provoking and funny play” – Broadway World
“Michele Lee has created great characters and a compelling story” – The Spy in the Stalls
“A play that feels both ambitious and necessary” – The Stage
“Do see this work of understated virtuosity, rich in character, substance, a shape-shifting singularity” – Fringe Review
“A wickedly funny and surprisingly touching take on race, class and environmentalism” – East by South East
Nisha is a young hotshot executive working for Golden Fields, Australia’s largest producer of rice.
Ambitious and headstrong, she’s determined to become the first female Indian CEO in Australia.
She’s close to sealing a contract with the Indian government, which would see her company take over India’s national rice distribution system.
A secret deal worth billions.
Working late nights in the office she encounters Yvette, an older Chinese migrant, who cleans up her mess.
Yvette has her own entrepreneurial ambitions, but her daughter faces court after participating in a protest against the unethical practices of a national supermarket chain.
The two form a powerful – if unlikely – bond as they navigate the complexities of their lives and the world at large.
“A heady broth of gender, generation and globalisation” Australian Stage.
Brimming with wickedly humorous observations on globalisation, politics and family, this is the UK premiere of a powerful new play from Asian-Australian writer Michele Lee, which has won numerous awards including the Australian Writers’ Guild Award for Best Original Stage Play.
ANYA JAYA- MURPHY
ISABELLA VAN BRAECKEL