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PREVIEW: Theatre Hooam returns with the award-winning Black and White Tea Room Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018

Black and White Tea Room Edinburgh Fringe 2018
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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.

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