Page extent: 128
ISBN: 9781786825032
Binding: Paperback
Male Cast: 5
Female Cast: 1

Forgotten 遗忘

Daniel York Loh

Paperback (17 Oct 2018)

'The foreign devils will be entranced by our performance and line our path back to Shandong with gold and cherry blossoms…'

1917. Shandong Province, Northern China. Times are tough in Horse Shoe Village. Old Six and Second Moon struggle to earn enough to feed their young child. Big Dog struggles to overcome opium addiction and for Eunuch Lin, the fall of the Imperial Dynasty couldn’t have come at a worse time. Could a fierce war far away in Europe present an opportunity to put both themselves and their struggling nation on its feet?

遗忘 means ‘Forgotten’. ‘Left behind’. ‘Erased’.

Forgotten 遗忘 is inspired by the little-known story of the 140,000 Chinese Labour Corps who left everything and travelled halfway around the world to work for Britain and the Allies behind the front lines during World War One.

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781786825032
Female cast 1
Male cast 5
Binding Paperback
Page Extent 128


'A rhythmic and expansive piece of theatre which showcases the best of (often underestimated) British East Asian talent...  there is a core of tenderness and generosity to York Loh’s writing. It’s an ornately layered epic which manages to carry itself delicately despite the righteous fury which rumbles beneath the surface. This is a play which demonstrates an acutely raw understanding of how Western institutions exploit and grind non-white bodies to the bone.' The Stage ★★★★