Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781849431248
Binding: PaperBack

The Golden Dragon

Roland Schimmelpfennig

Translated by David Tushingham
PaperBack (11 May 2011)

Unfortunately due to copyright restrictions this book is not available for sale to customers in North America.

Number 6: Thai soup with chicken, coconut milk, Thai ginger, tomatoes, button mushrooms, lemon grass and lemon leaves (hot).

On a typical evening, anywhere in Europe, you walk into your local Thai/Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant, and the whole world is there. Everyone connected to everyone else, through this one place… The Golden Dragon is a funny and theatrical fable of modern life and migration, whisking you from your local takeaway to East Asia and back, revealing what really goes into that bowl of spicy soup. Are you hungry yet?

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ISBN13 9781849431248
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


"Dramatically focused and unobtrusively intelligent" - Financial Times

“Compelling… this play challenges the audience… recommended.” – Public Reviews

“Schimmelpfennig's slow burn of a play offers another way of seeing… The beauty of the piece, and Ramin Gray's production, is that it reveals itself quietly and gradually… its intelligence and thoughtfulness is apparent” 4 stars – The Guardian

"Schimmelpfennig succeeds in making abstract notions about globalisation - and immigration - grippingly tangible… served up with copious helpings of inventive wit.., superb” - Telegraph

"Provocative and playful… the surreal theatricality of this distinctive piece is vigorously conveyed" – Evening Standard

"The play works by restraint – weaving its spell slowly but surely, with a spider’s web delicacy… There are strong elements of folk tale to this story of exploitation in a globalised economy. Schimmelpfennig uncovers the nasty things that get shoved out of the sight of well-fed Westerners." – Metro