The Cricket
after Pusongling, adapted by Feng Yifan

The Cricket is an original story inspired by Pusongling’s famous work, Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. In the Ming dynasty’s Xuande period, an emperor is obsessed with cricket fighting and taxes his people heavily. A boy becomes a cricket to save his family, but dies under pressure from the family, and the wider society. However, his death is not the end… The Chinese Metamorphosis, recreated as a classical dance drama. Pusongling was born into a poor merchant family and his stories about Chinese society are informed by his background.

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C (+3) venue 34 Adam House, Chambers Street, EH1 1HR
2-19 Aug at 14:35 (1hr10)
Tickets £10.50-£12.50 / concessions £8.50-£10.50 / children £6.50-£8.50
Suitable for all ages

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