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Jane Hutcheon

Lost in Shanghai

Darwin Entertainment Centre presents a Contemporary Asian Australian Performance production, written by Jane Hutcheon, and co-directed by William Yang and Tasnim Hossain.

Throughout her adventurous journalism career, one story has intrigued Jane Hutcheon more than any other: the story of her mother Beatrice’s turbulent childhood in pre-Communist Shanghai. It’s the tale of an ordinary Eurasian family in extraordinary times, set against a backdrop of fading colonial opulence and looming war.

Co-Directed by William Yang and Tasnim Hossain, Lost in Shanghai adds to the rich collection of theatrical storytelling works from Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP), such as Double Delicious, The Backstories, In Between Two, Who Speaks for Me and Stories Then and Now.

"A tantalising insight into the breadth and bravery she displayed across her career." The Age/Sydney Morning Herald.

“I challenge anyone not to be moved by this beautiful and moving tribute.” Theatre Travels.

Performance warning: Recommended for ages 14+. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are advised that the performance contains images of people who have died.

Post-show talk: Stay after the Friday 10.30am and Saturday 7.30pm shows for a 15 minute Q&A.

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    23 – 24 February 2024

    Entry cost

    All tickets from $55 to $59
    Full Price: $59.00 Member: $55.00 Concession: $55.00


    Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids) Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

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