Thursday, 26 April 2012
Theatre review: Wild Swans
Her daughter De-Hong (Ka-Ling Cheung, whose performance I found rather overwrought) is a loyal party member, and marries the similarly idealistic Shou-Yu (Orion Lee.) As the years pass they see how from the highest level down, anyone with power will happily abuse it in the name of the people, but Shou-Yu's refusal to let go of his idealism has catastrophic consequences for all. The third generation, Er-Hong (Katie Leung) who represents the author, is able to break out of the cycle but only through leaving China altogether.
Wild Swans by Jung Chang, adapted by Alexandra Wood, is booking until the 13th of May at the Young Vic.
Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes straight through.