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‘A debut with blockbuster appeal …
an explosive mix of action, seduction, intrigue and courtroom drama.’

The Age


‘Can you actually win this case?’

Julie Chen is a fearless young lawyer leading a class action against a Silicon Valley tech giant in a bid to expose their cosy collusion with the Chinese Government. Sitting somewhere between The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Good Wife, Golden Shield is a globetrotting legal thriller that charts the personal cost of fighting for justice in the face of a ruthless super-power.

This disarmingly funny and remarkably timely new play marks the MTC debut of an extraordinary young writer, Anchuli Felicia King, and the first of MTC’s thrilling NEXT STAGE commissions to be produced for the stage.

This World Premiere production will be directed by Sarah Goodes (Switzerland), featuring Nicholas Bell (North by Northwest), Jing-Xuan Chan (Hungry Ghosts), Josh McConville (The Sublime) and Yuchen Wang (Little Emperors).



Actor Jing-Xuan Chan discusses the upcoming world premiere of Anchuli Felicia King’s Golden Shield.


Commissioned through MTC’s NEXT STAGE Writers’ Program with the support of our Playwrights Giving Circle Donors, The Ian Potter Foundation, The Myer Foundation, Malcolm Robertson Foundation and The University of Melbourne.

Cast & Crew

Nicholas Bell

Nicholas Bell

Judge Peter H. Durham

Jing Xuan Chan

Jing-Xuan Chan

Eva Chen

Josh McConville

Josh McConville

Marshall McLaren

Yuchen Wang

Yuchen Wang

Translator

Sarah Goodes

Sarah Goodes

Director

Esther Hayes

Esther Hayes

Set & Costume Designer

The Sisters Hayes

Rebecca Hayes

Rebecca Hayes

Set & Costume Designer

The Sisters Hayes

Venues

Attendance Information

  • This production contains coarse language, sexual references and mature themes. For detailed information about the production’s content click here.

    Further details regarding this production’s content will be available closer to the season. Please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800 for more information.

  • Hearing Assistance Wheelchair accessible Audio Description Tactile Tour Open Captioning

    Golden Shield will be Audio Described on Saturday 31 August, 2pm and Tuesday 3 September, 6.30pm, with a tactile tour at 1pm prior to the Saturday performance.

    Captions are available via a screen for the 2pm performance on Saturday 7 September.

    You can learn more about access services at MTC here.