'Grips your attention the same way binge-worthy TV does … Golden Shield seizes the zeitgeist with both hands to create fresh and compelling theatre'
'A hugely impressive achievement, rendered with a supple intelligence'
'This extraordinary, vital play points the way forward'
'A clever and ambitious new work'
'The mainstage debut of a fast rising playwriting star'
A riveting new play filled with disarming humour, Golden Shield sees trailblazing writer Anchuli Felicia King smash the personal against the political in a globetrotting thriller not to be missed.
Tenacious young lawyer Julie Chen (Fiona Choi) brings her sister Eva (Jing-Xuan Chan) 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 large-scale censorship, corporate greed and their own complicated past.
Loyalty, family and language clash in this NEXT STAGE original production, directed by MTC's award-winning Associate Artistic Director Sarah Goodes (Switzerland).
Commissioned through MTC’s NEXT STAGE Writers’ Program with the support of our Playwrights Giving Circle Donors, The Ian Potter Foundation, Naomi Milgrom Foundation, The Myer Foundation, Malcolm Robertson Foundation and The University of Melbourne.
|Performance Type||Performance Date(s)|
|Audio Described||Saturday 31 August at 2pm
Tuesday 3 September at 6.30pm
|Tactile Tour||Prior to the Saturday 31 August performance at 1pm|
|Saturday 7 September at 2pm|