Written by Amy Ng
Director Justine Themen, based on an original idea by Lian Wilkinson
Designer Moi Tran
Lighting Designer Fridthjofur Thorsteinsson
Composer & Sound Designer Arun Ghosh
Movement Director Chi-San Howard
Dramaturg Ola Animashawun
Trainee Assistant Director Tian Brown-Sampson

Associate Producer Lian Wilkinson

Lian Wilkinson on getting started (podcast) 


Charlotte Chiew
Mei Mac
Laura Tipper
Minhee Yeo


Yellow Earth in association with Tamasha Theatre Company presents a Belgrade Theatre Coventry production. An IGNITE production with support from Arts Council England under the Sustained Theatre Programme.




Under the Umbrella

by Amy Ng | Directed by Justine Themen, based on an original idea by Lian Wilkinson

Wei has turned 27 and her grandmother is worried. 27 brings the label of “shengnu,” or “leftover woman,” so a husband must be found before it’s too late.

Unbeknownst to Wei, her grandmother and her mother affix Wei’s dating profile onto an umbrella and join the hundreds of parents at the Marriage Market of Guangzhou. Here there’s only one successful transaction: a first date for your child.

When Wei learns of her family’s interventions, she finds herself asking whether being single is just too much hassle.

Set in Coventry and Guangzhou, this compelling new play by Amy Ng (Acceptance, Shangri-La) explores tradition, trauma and triumph in the art of finding love.

On tour in 2019

2 - 16 March
Belgrade Theatre 
Coventry CV1
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19 March
Lighthouse - Poole's Centre For The Arts
Poole BH15
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21 - 23 March
Unity Theatre
Liverpool L1 
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26 - 30 March
Tara Theatre
Earlsfield SW18
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