LOST IN SHANGHAI Written & performed by Jane Hutcheon

Friday 23 Feb


At Darwin Entertainment Centre - Studio Theatre

Full Price: $59.00
Member: $55.00
Concession: $55.00

Darwin Entertainment Centre presents 

A Contemporary Asian Australian Performance production 
Written by Jane Hutcheon
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. 

After visiting Shanghai in 2018, Jane began to search for the truth of her mother’s difficult beginnings. Lost in Shanghai is her family’s story of survival. Beatrice becomes a journalist at the South China Morning Post in the 1950s, perhaps setting a precedent for her daughter. Using projected images from the family archive curated by renowned photographer William Yang and music composed and performed by Dr Terumi Narushima, Jane narrates the moving story of Lost in Shanghai in her own words. 

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 DeliciousThe Backstories, In Between TwoWho 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.


Friday 23 Feb 10:30am

Friday 23 Feb 7:30pm


1 hour and 15 minutes


Studio Theatre

2024-02-23 10:30:00
2024-02-23 21:30:00

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