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Golden Shield

by Anchuli Felicia King

$27.50 + postage

A riveting new Australian play, Golden Shield sees trailblazing writer Anchuli Felicia King smash the personal against the political in a globetrotting thriller.

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A riveting new Australian play, Golden Shield sees trailblazing writer Anchuli Felicia King smash the personal against the political in a globetrotting thriller.

Tenacious young lawyer Julie Chen brings her sister Eva on board as a translator in a risky legal battle with international ramifications. Leading a class action exposing an American tech giant's involvement with the Chinese government's internet firewall, Golden Shield, they must put their differences aside to confront censorship, mass surveillance, corporate greed and their own complicated past.

Loyalty, family and language are tested in this Melbourne Theatre Company NEXT STAGE Original production.


Anchuli Felicia King is a playwright and multidisciplinary artist of Thai- Australian descent. As a playwright, Felicia is interested in linguistic hybrids, digital cultures and issues of globalisation. Her plays have been produced by the Royal Court Theatre (London), Studio Theatre (Washington D.C.), American Shakespeare Center (Staunton), Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, National Theatre of Parramatta and Belvoir Theatre (Sydney). As a multidisciplinary artist, Felicia has worked with a wide range of companies and institutions, including Punchdrunk, PlayCo, 3LD Arts & Technology Center, Roundabout Theater, 59E59, Ars Nova, the Obie Awards, The Builders Association, Ensemble Studio Theater, NYTW and Red Bull Theater. She is a member of Ensemble Studio Theater's Youngblood Group and Roundabout Theater's Space Jam Program. Formerly based in New York, Felicia continues to work internationally and is based between London, New York and her hometown of Melbourne, Australia.