Sydney Festival presents

Lost in Shanghai

12 - 16 Jan 2022

Past Event

Of all the stories Jane Hutcheon has encountered as an ABC journalist, China correspondent, war zone reporter and author, one has intrigued her more than any other: that of her mother Beatrice’s turbulent childhood in pre-Communist Shanghai.

Visiting Shanghai in 2018, Jane began to search for the truth of her mother’s difficult beginnings. Lost in Shanghai is the result, a story of an ordinary Eurasian family in extraordinary times, set against a backdrop of fading colonial opulence, civil war and revolution.

Using projected images from the family archive curated by photographer-storyteller, William Yang, and music composed and performed by Dr Terumi Narushima, Jane narrates this moving true story in her own words.

Performer and Writer Jane Hutcheon
Co-director William Yang
Co-director and Dramaturg Tasnim Hossain
Composer and Musician Terumi Narushima

We are a registered COVID-Safe business and this event will have strict COVID-Safe policies in place, guided by public health advice, University of Sydney directives, and our commitment to this joint COVID-Safe statement from Sydney theatres.

Most notably, all eligible patrons on your booking will be required to show proof of double vaccination when checking in for your performance. Eligible patrons are patrons 16 years and older who do not have proof of medical exemption.

Face masks and QR code check-in upon entry will also be required. 

Please also be advised that at present, this event will be open to 100% seated capacity. Please consider your comfort levels before booking as you may be seated alongside other booking groups.

You can find out more about our safety measures here, and safety information will also be sent directly to you prior to your visit.

Reginald Theatre

Wed 12 Jan 6:45pm
Thu 13 Jan 6:45pm
Fri 14 Jan 6:45pm
Sat 15 Jan 3pm, 6:45pm
Sun 16 Jan 3:30pm (Relaxed performance; Auslan interpreted)

60 minutes (no interval). Total lockout applies to all performances except relaxed performance on Sun 16 Jan.

Full $39
Concession $32

Transaction fee applies.

This event is also available to purchase as part of a Sydney Festival multipack.

Photography and filming prohibited.

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Sydney Festival. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

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