About The Show

Two lonely people from two divided cultures meet on an online dating site. Guk Minsung is a “goose father”, a South Korean man whose wife and daughter have moved to America in search of a better life. Yoo Nanhee is a young defector from North Korea, haunted by memories of the father she left behind.

The would-be lovers struggle to find quiet intimacy and genuine connection in a clamorous digital world where tenderness and touch have been replaced by likes and shares.

Featuring a chorus, music and a penguin, this is a lyrical, darkly humorous and strikingly original play which receives its UK premiere in the Ustinov Studio direct from an acclaimed off-Broadway run.

Hansol Jung is a playwright and director from South Korea whose other works include Cardboard Piano, Among the Dead and No More Sad Things. Michael Boyd, Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2002 to 2012, directs this fascinating and unforgettable twenty-first century love story.

‘A funny and sensitive story of lonely hearts in Seoul… Hansol Jung’s thoughtful and funny play, brought to life with flair by Michael Boyd’ 

The Guardian

Cast includes:

  Jessie Baek           Jon Chew       Rick Kiesewetter

  London Kim          Vincent Lai           Chuja Seo                       






             Momo Yeung           Crystal Yu ​

‘Fascinating, innovative drama… London Kim and Chuja Seo convey their characters with remarkable intensity, both separately and as a yearning couple’ 

Bristol Post

Creative Team




Michael Boyd



Set & Costume Designer

Jean Chan​

Lighting Designer

Colin Grenfell


Hansol Jung

Korean Music Composer

Jongbin Jung


Ginny Schiller CDG

US Casting 

Laura Stancyzk

Movement Director

Liz Ranken

Sound Designer

Nicola Chang


David Adkin for

Theatre Royal Bath

Musical Director

Adam Gerber


Paul Castles​