The run of RICE at the Orange Tree Theatre has now finished but from February 4 – April 14
RICE will visit venues from Plymouth to Newcastle, via Liverpool, York, Oxford, Scarborough Sheffield and Manchester.
See the RICE tour press release, for more information.
“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.
RICE will be directed by our Artistic Director, Matthew Xia. Completing the creative team is Hyemi Shin (Designer) Bethany Gupwell (Lighting Designer) and Lex Kosanke (Sound Designer), Asha Jennings-Grant (Movement Director) and Sophie Parrott (CastingConsultant CDG).
RICE makes its UK premiere in this ATC co-production with the Orange Tree Theatre.
SOPHIE PARROTT CDG
ASISTANT STAGE MANAGER
Photos of the cast of RICE: Zainab Hasan and Sarah Lam.
All photos by Helen Murray