By AARON McGILLIVRAY
Theatre Hooam makes a welcome return to the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the award-winning Black and White Tearoom.
This dramatic play run by two male actors demonstrates a portrait of revenge and forgiveness in our generation. As the show begins we learn that a therapist has set up his practice in the tea room of his dead wife and he welcomes in his new client.
A mutual trust is needed to make the therapy work. However, it soon becomes clear that the two have had a previous encounter, which was far from positive. The consultation does not go to plan and an intense situation develops.
Black and White Tearoom has received a string of awards including Best Actor and a
Special Award at the Tokyo Tiny-Alice Festival.
The play was first performed during the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe by two of South Korea’s leading actors, Seoung-ho Jeoung and Sang-ho Yun. It is written and
directed by the world-renowned Hyun-suk Cha.
From the 2-25 August, the show will run in repertory by both Korean and English actors. The piece will be performed in Korean with English subtitles by Seoung-ho Jeoung and Sang-ho Yun and in English by actors – Nicholas Collett and Jonathan Kemp.
Venue: Assembly Rooms, The Blue Room, George Street, EH2 2LR
Time: 12:10pm Running Time: 60mins
Dates: 2-25 August. Previews 2-3 August.
Korean dates: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20,22, 24 AUG (Even)
English dates: 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25 AUG (Odd)
Tickets: Previews £7; 4-5, 8-9, 13-16, 20-23 August: £11 (£10); 6-7, 10-12, 17-19, 24-25 August £12 (£11)
To Book: Assembly Festival, 0131 623 3030 or Assembly box offices at Assembly Hall and As-sembly Roxy, Assembly George Square, Assembly Checkpoint and Assembly Rooms