WILD GOOSE DREAMS
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struggle to find quiet intimacy and genuine connection in a clamorous digital world where tenderness and touch have been replaced by likes and shares.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’
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’
Set & Costume Designer
Korean Music Composer
Ginny Schiller CDG
David Adkin for
Theatre Royal Bath