Theatre in Shanghai Archive

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Really Useful Theatre Company: Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber


Chicago The Musical – CANCELLED
EWT: Almost, Maine


For March: Check out the JUE Festival, though there isn’t much by way of stage events, it still promises to full of excellent arts events. Check out Please Meet Me, for example.

JUE Festival
SASFringe Festival & Lend Me A Tenor
UA: Doubt
Play the Spotlight & On Stage: A Night with Nina Simone (Concert, to help PTS bring their production Black is the Color of my Voice to Edinburgh)



UA: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
UA: Five Course Love
Y2D Productions × Chameleon Productions: Leo (movement theatre)






Urban Aphrodite: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? by Edward Albee
JUE Festival: HAL Salon (EWT performs monologues)


East West Theatre: Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig
Idle Motion: The Vanishing Horizon by Idle Motion (Physical theatre)
La Fabrik: Le Vent des Peupliers by Gérald Sibleyras (French; English/Chinese subtitles)
Troupe Francophone de Shanghai: Théâtre sans animaux by Jean-Michel Ribes (French; no subtitles)


Wuzhen Theatre Festival (EWT performs May 17-19)
The Absolute Beginners: Fumo negli occhi (Smoke in the eyes) by Faele e Romano (Italian; no subtitles)
1927: The Animals and Children Took to the Streets by 1927


Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center: Oliver Twist (Musical: Chinese; English subtitles)
Urban Aphrodite: Hay Fever by Noel Coward
Play the Spotlight: Black is the Color of My Voice by Apphia Campbell
La Fabrik: Le Vent des Peupliers by Gérald Sibleyras (French; English and Chinese subtitles)


Pride Festival – EWT: The Scream by D.T. Arcieri (Chinese and English)
EWT: A Night of One Acts


Urban Aphrodite: Cinderella (Chinese and English)


Black Light Theatre Srnec: The Flying Bicycle


Let’s Pretend to Be Human by Marcel Schwald
New York Stage Originals: Dream based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Shanghai Shakespeare: Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale (with Chinese subtitles)


EWT: Masque’rade: Macabre Tales From Poe adapted from the writings of Edgar Allan Poe by Christy Shapiro
Shalom Shanghai / 苏州河北 By William Huizu Sun (Dialogue and subtitles both in English and Chinese)
Ke Center: Testimonials – A Youth’s Journey (Chinese, English subtitles)
UA: Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet
Play the Spotlight: Black is the Color of My Voice by Apphia Campbell
The Musical Gala: Red Hot Broadway


Nord Perdu (French)
UA: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Shanghai Community International School: A Christmas Carol musical

SDAC ACT2013 – Gold No TradeThe Subtle Body by Megan Campisi (Dialogue & Subtitles: English & Chinese)
SDAC ACT2013 – Theatre Movement BazaarAnton’s Uncles (Chinese subtitles)
SDAC ACT2013 – Hong Kong Repertory Theatre: A Bowlful of Kindness (Cantonese dialogue; Chinese subtitles)
SDAC ACT2013 – Timbre 4: La Omissión de La Familia Coleman (Spanish dialogue; Chinese & English subtitles)
SDAC ACT2013 – SHUGEN –Celebration/Expression (Chinese, Japanese, Korean Dialogue; Chinese Subtitles)
SDAC ACT2013 – Théatre du Rêve Expérimental: Ibsen In One Take (Mandarin dialogue; English Subtitles)
SDAC ACT2013 – OPEROMANIJA: Have a Good Day! (Lithuanian Dialogue; Chinese & English Subtitles)
SDAC ACT2013 – Macau Experimental Theatre: The Golden Dragon (Lithuanian Dialogue; Chinese & English Subtitles)


Anon: Betrayal by Harold Pinter
Play the Spotlight Theatre: Holiday Hitch
UA: The New Electric Ballroom by Enda Walsh
Do You Hear the People Sing? (Broadway musical hits)

SDAC ACT2013 – PKU Institute of World Theatre and Film: Revel’s World of Shakespeare (English Dialogue; Chinese Subtitles)

Note: The Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre’s ACT2013 Shanghai International Contemporary Theatre Festival runs in November and December. The following are in Mandarin Chinese only, and are not listed in the calendar below: Doomsday RhapsodyTalking about the Strange Tales of a Lonely StudioHair MasterThe Summer in a Paddy Field. More info for all these plays can be found here.


[Workshop] Acting Classes from Jim Bennett


SRT: Thumbelina
TNT Theatre: Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Really Useful Theatre Company: Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber
UA: The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris

SDAC ACT2013 – Swiss Clown Theater: Jeanne of Arppo
SDAC ACT2013 – Agrupación Señor Serrano: Brickman Brando Bubble Boom (Spanish Dialogue; Chinese Surtitles; English Guide Book)