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We're celebrating 25 years of Taking Part with a joyous season of work created with our local communities. Find out more.

untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play. Coming soon in autumn 2023. Profile silhouette of a woman on a yellow background. The silhouette has a hair bun held up with hair sticks. Within the silhouette, the face of an ESEA woman stares out defiantly.
Coming in autumn 2023

Produced by Royal Exchange Theatre, Factory International for Manchester International Festival, Young Vic and Headlong

untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play

By Kimber Lee
Directed by Roy Alexander Weise
Main House

Kim is having one of those days. A terrible, very bad, no-good kind of day, and the worst part is...it all feels so familiar. Caught up in a never-ending cycle of events, she looks for the exit but the harder she tries, the worse it gets and she begins to wonder: who's writing this story? She makes a break for it, smashing through a hundred years of bloody narratives that all end the same way. Can she find a way out before it's too late?

With breathless hilarity, Kimber Lee’s untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play jumps through time – wriggling inside of and then exploding lifetimes of repeating Asian stereotypes, wrestling history for the right to control your own narrative in a world that thinks it can tell you who you are. Winner of the inaugural Bruntwood Prize for Playwrighting 2019, International Award, this powerful world premiere is directed by Roy Alexander Weise (The Mountaintop) for the Royal Exchange Theatre as part of Manchester International Festival.

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  • Show Warnings

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    The play contains strong language, references to racist stereotypes of East Asian/South Asian/Pacific Islands people, implied sexual situations, and allusions to miscarriage. There are heavily stylised and unrealistic depictions of suicide, as well as blood, knives and guns.

Design by Émilie Chen. Photography by Trần Quốc Bảo (Pexels)

Writer Kimber Lee
Director Roy Alexander Weise
Designer Moi Tran

Cast and further creatives to be announced