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  • Written by

    Lucy Kirkwood

  • Directed by

    Lyndsey Turner

  • Set Designs by

    Es Devlin

  • Lighting

    Tim Lutkin

  • Sound

    Carolyn Downing

  • Video

    Finn Ross

  • Movement Director

    Georgina Lamb

  • Costume Designer

    Christina Cunningham

  • Casting Director

    Julia Horan CDG

  • Cast

    Stephen Campbell Moore, Benedict Wong, Claudie Blakley, Elizabeth Chan, Wendy Kweh, Karl Collins, Trevor Cooper, Nancy Crane, Sean Gilder, Liz Sutherland, Andrew Leung and David K. S. Tse

Tiananmen Square, 1989. As tanks roll through Beijing and soldiers hammer on his hotel door, Joe – a young American photojournalist – captures a piece of history.

When a cryptic message is left in a Beijing newspaper more than 20 years later, Joe is driven to discover the truth behind the unknown hero he captured on film. Who was he? What happened to him? And could he still be alive?

This exhilarating new play examines the changing fortunes of two nations whose futures will come to define our era.

Strictly limited run at the Harold Pinter Theatre must end 19 October 2013.

  • The play of the year

    Timeout
  • Epic, exhilerating, exceptional

    The Daily Telegraph
  • If we see a better new play this year we'll be extremely lucky

    The Guardian
  • A dazzling, wonderfully ambitious drama. Brilliant

    Financial Times
  • Dazzling. Strong contender for play of the year

    The Independent
  • Dazzling. Magnificent - a towering achievement

    Evening Standard
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