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Tri-Campus Arts: Hijack
IDrama Club, University of Nottingham in China
by Cheng Yi
Saturday 13 June, 7.30pm
Running time: approximately 1 hour 45 minutes including a 20 minute interval
Performed in Mandarin with English Surtitles
It was a dull Tuesday afternoon at the bank, the staff doing their jobs like any other day. Out of the blue the scene changes dramatically when a heist occurs, and armed robbers put everyone’s lives on the line. Strangers are thrown together in a terrifying and absurd situation; and rage, sorrow and laughter bubble to the surface in a suffocatingly small space. A black and surprising comedy in which the guilty exchange roles with the innocent, and nothing is quite what it first appears to be.
The performance will be followed by a post-show discussion chaired by Giles Croft, Artistic Director of Nottingham Playhouse.