In 2015, I took to the stage in the heart of London’s theatreland to perform my one woman play Bound Feet Blues – A Life Told in Shoes.
The sell-out performance ran for three weeks at the Tristan Bates Theatre from 24 Nov – 12 Dec 2015. The show was part of the South East Asian Arts Festival for the second year in a row.
The play explored themes of female desirability, identity and empowerment told through my family history and using bound feet and shoes as a metaphor for what it means to be a woman.
You can watch highlights from the performance below:
Bound Feet Blues was directed by Jessica Higgs and produced by Eldarin Yeong Studio. It was supported by funding from Arts Council England, The Housing Finance Corporation and Maclay Murray Spens.
Watch the Full One Hour Show
A video of the full one hour show plus all the behind the scenes research and production information can be found at the show website www.BoundFeetBlues.co.uk
Bound Feet Blues Play Script
The play script is included in an anthology of British East Asian Plays, published by Aurora Metro. You can buy the anthology from Amazon – go to amzn.to/tigerspirituk-BESplays-boundfeetblues