A Westerner's Guide to the Opium Wars

Performed at Kings Cross Theatre, Sydney, and The Blue Room Theatre, Perth, January – February 2019.

Performer Tabitha Woo
Stage Manager Luciana Nguyen
Production Designer Victor Kalka
Assistant Director Cheng Tang

Media & Reviews

Audrey Journal: The Power of Telling Your Own Story

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The West Australian: Fringe World: Blue Room Theatre brings back Summer Nights program

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“[M]asterfully balances funny and playful with thoughtful commentary on the West’s persevering habit of romanticising Orientalism. The mood from the audience was one of thorough enjoyment… A Westerner’s Guide to the Opium Wars provides a high value production and Woo herself delivers a warm and engaging performance.” – Steph Murphy (FringeFeed)

”For all the historical shenanigans and the show stopping numbers that make us cringe with the underlying racism threaded into the classic lyrics, it is that personal journey that is the most heart-warming, honest, and intensely moving. Woo leaves a little bit of herself up there on the stage…”
– David O’Connell (X-Press Magazine

”[A] wonderfully insightful show that involves the whole community.”
– Laura Money (The Fourth Wall)

”[Tabitha] inhabits her family’s story with charm and great loyalty, and comes out a winner.”
– David Zampatti (Seesaw)

Production photography by Clare Hawley.