Sydney Festival presents

Lost in Shanghai

12 - 16 Jan 2022

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 the public health advice and any University of Sydney directives in force at the time. You can find out about our current safety measures here. We will do all we can to ensure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible. 

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). Partial lockout applies.

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.

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