You're in a bar, or is it a cafe, a restaurant? Either way you start catching snatches of conversation. An explosive encounter between a waiter and pushy customer, obnoxious un-PC mutterings from the table behind you, an anxious hand-wrangling conversation about something monumentally important. "Overheard" draws on contemporary crises and challenges in the Chinese world, allowing you to eavesdrop on the hopes and dreams, private politics, and secret desires of characters from across the Chinese diaspora.
This intimate performance by actors seated among the audience is experienced through headphones, as if eavesdropping, and includes refreshments according to your preference. As you experience the performance you can also treat yourself to delicious snacks and food from Wun's Tea Room.
Tourguide headsets generously provided by Ours Travel.
Produced by Chinese Arts Now in association with York Theatre Royal. With thanks to Beijing 707N Theatre and Wun's Tea Room. Supported by Shoreditch Town Hall.
Monday - Thursday: 6.00pm
Weekends: 3.00pm and 5.00pm
Weekday matinee: Thursday 20th, 3.00pm
Tickets available on the door unless sold out online.
£16 (includes tea or soft drink)
£20 (includes cocktail)
£30 (includes cocktail and appetiser)
£45 (includes cocktail, appetiser, main meal and dessert)
ALSO AVAILABLE: upgrade your ticket by £2 for an Overheard + Augmented Chinatown 2.0 package: Augmented Chinatown 2.0 app (originally £4.99 on iOS) / Meet artists An-Ting Chang and Donald Shek at Bun House on Lisle Street from 7pm-8:30pm (Tuesday and Thursday only) / 10% off at Bun House on Lisle Street
Just add Augmented Chinatown 2.0 upgrade to your basket when buying your Overheard ticket.
Soft drink/Tea, option between:
- Honey & Rose Pu’er Ice Tea
- Hot Oolong Tea
Cocktail, option between:
- Wun’s Bellini made with Salted Peach Baijiu, Peach Puree, Prosecco
- Loquat & plum wine cocktail made with Godo Shusei plum wine. Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa. Loquat cordial. Chamomile & coconut tea. Menthe bitters. Fresh Loquat.
Appetiser, option between:
- Wok tossed corn ribs with crispy garlic (Vegan)
- Chilli sesame dumplings with pork and chives
Main meal, option between:
- Sugar skin Iberico pork char siu rice
- House soy braised aubergine rice (Vegan)
- Mango sago (Vegetarian)