RICE

By Michele Lee

UK PREMIERE

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 and makes its UK premiere at the Orange Tree Theatre.

Dates

Mon – Sat 7.30pm  (except 13 Oct at 7pm)

Thu & Sat 2.30pm (from 16 Oct)

Audio Described performance
Sat 13 Nov 2.30pm

Captioned Performance
Tue 9 Nov 7.30pm

OT On Screen

The play will also be live-streamed so you can watch it at home.

Thu 4 & Fri 5 Nov at 7.30pm BOOK HERE

This live stream may not be available in all international territories.

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