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.’ 

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

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