L’Orphelin 2.0 – A legend retold through the arts of bodies
It is based on The Orphan of Zhao, one of China’s oldest plays and the first to be translated into a European language. Described as the Chinese Hamlet, it is a luminous reinvention of an ancient legend. As with any classic, several versions exist. It first appeared in Zuo Zhuan, the well-known Commentary of Zuo on The Spring and Autumn Annals and then described by the great historian Sima Qian in his Records of the Grand Historian. But is there a ‘true’ version?
“Wonderful revival of the legendary The Orphan of Zhao. You will be amazed by how a familiar plot can be played out inventively.” Wuzhun Theatre Festival Recommendation
“Difficult to find words to express the quality of the show, the physicality, the storytelling (despite not speaking/ understanding Chinese) and was so shocking in a great way to be surprised by the political risk and relevance of such a powerfully rendered piece.” Audience Recommendation