Yellow Face

by David Henry Hwang

Presented by Special Relationship Productions

Playing until 24 May

★★★★
‘A mischievous comedy, great fun and a terrific cast.’ Time Out

★★★★
‘Fantastic. A theatrical coup.’ 
Independent

In the National Theatre's intimate, temporary theatre on the South Bank

Yellow Face. Close up of a face from forehead to bridge of nose, right side with white make-up

Yellow Face

Tony award-winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist David Henry Hwang, explores the impact race has had on the East Asian experience in America.

Yellow Face straddles the line between reality and fiction, questioning what race really means, looking at how politics and media interact in our society and, ultimately, asking us to reflect on who we really are.

Captioned performance on Saturday 17 May at 8pm
Audio described performance on Saturday 24 May at 3pm, preceded by a touch tour at 1.45pm

This production originated at Park Theatre.

 

photo by Phil Hunt / SRP

  • War Horse
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Rules for Living. Instruction image for combining people and objects
  • Parades banner for Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
  • Everyman - a figure in a bleak space with cartoon finger pointing down at his head
  • The Beaux' Stratagem - Portrait of an 18th century woman, collaged and retouched
  • The Red Lion. Blurred figure holding a football in a doorway, lit from behind
  • The Motherf**cker with the Hat. Illustration of a head with a hat but no face
  • We Want You to Watch. Female head with wide open mouth and wide open mouths for eyes
  • A Declaration from the People. A graffiti-style wall mural with the title and a sunburst on a brick wall
  • An Oak Tree. Instructional diagram of one male figure raising and lowering another with their hand, as if by magic
  • Brainstorm. Teenage boy with blue exploding head
  • Three Days in the Country: A woman's arms against a tree trunk
  • Our Country's Good: illustration of a figure in the distance with a manacle on the fore-ground
  • People, Places and Things. Superimposed photo of a woman's head with her face repeated twice, once in red once blue
  • Jane Eyre. Woman in a pale dress with an image of flames projected onto her
  • wonder.land - a grinning cartoon cat