Hand Made in China

Chinese Women’s Whispers

Chinese Women’s Whispers weaves together the story of three generations of Chinese women with the story of ‘nushu’, Chinese women’s secret writing, to offer contemporary perspectives on a woman’s role in society and explore notions of femininity and masculinity from both a Western and Eastern perspective.

In the press:

Beth Blakemore


At the heart of this performance is a profound appreciation and adoration for Chinese women, of all ages and backgrounds.

Beth BlakemoreThe Student Newspaper
Martin Miller


Gifts are offered and received, and deep connections made cross the barriers that differences of language and culture try to erect.

Martin MillerScots Gay Magazine
Caroline Cawley


The memories explored by the cast show a great love and respect for their mothers and grandmothers, and you cannot but help being moved.

Caroline CawleyFringeGuru
Alan Stewart


A real strength of the show is how thoroughly likeable the four actors are. They remain positive, respectful and sincere throughout.

Alan StewartBroadwayBaby

Moons, Migration and Messages

An intimate theatre show for two audience members, performed in a converted Chinese rickshaw! Telling the stories of Hua Dan participants, the women migrating to Beijing, this show won a coveted Fringe First award in 2014.  Find a write-up of the show here.