Park Theatre, London 19th June - 13th July 2019


VanThanh Productions in association with Park Theatre presents the World Premiere of

Summer Rolls

By Tuyen Do

Directed by Kristine Landon-Smith
Set & Costume Design by Moi Tran


“That girl. She always makes me shout. If we’re not careful, she’ll turn rotten like an English child”.

Mai is impulsive, intelligent, independent and growing up fast. As well as realising from a young age that her family are nursing deep wounds and secrets, she also has to navigate her dual identity as a second generation immigrant.

Having escaped war-torn Vietnam, her family’s individual journeys and memories have left scars that Mai was too young to understand. Embracing their silence, Mai’s camera becomes a conduit through which her journey of discovery begins.

Summer Rolls by critically-acclaimed actress Tuyen Do (National Theatre's The Great Wave) is a sweeping family saga that examines the Nguyen family’s life in Britain. This marks a seminal moment as the first British Vietnamese play to be staged in the United Kingdom.

This new work reflects the experience of many Vietnamese refugees in Britain, as well as touching on the complex political landscape that brought them to the UK.


Creative Team

Writer | Tuyen-Do
Director I Kristine-Landon Smith
Set & Costume I Moi Tran
Producer I Tuyet Van Huyhn

Previews: 18 - 19 Jun
Plays: 18 Jun - 13 Jul
Press Night: Mon 24 Jun 19.00

Tue – Sat Evening 19.45
Thu & Sat Matinees 15.15

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Young Patrons
18 - 25 Jun
Tickets £10*
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Previews £14.50 
Standard £18
Concessions £16.50

Child (Under 16) £13*
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