NEWS: Cast & Creatives Announced for AJ Yi’s A Playlist for the Revolution

The production will run at the Bush Theatre from the 23rd June until the 5th August.

The cast and creative team has been confirmed for Emily Ling Williams’s production of Aj Li’s play which heads to the Bush Theatre next month.

This world premiere production will star: Brandon Grace (Kick;Lyric Hammersmith; Abandon Lyric Ensemble; and Rush at Baron’s Court Theatre), Mei Mei Macleod (Titus Andronicus; Shakespeare’s Globe and How To Save a Rock Pigfoot Theatre/ English Touring Theatre) and Zak Shukor (Jack Ryan for Paramount/Amazon Prime and Netflix series Warriors)

Jonathan is pretty sure his life will look just like his father’s: a good job, a family, and firmly settled in Hong Kong.

Chloe is about to start university in England, and she’s ready to be the Asian Elle Woods. Empowered by the music of BTS, M.I.A and Beyonce (of course), she has big plans to make her mark.

Through months of sharing messages, music reccs and late-night confessions, they both get swept up in the promise of how someone unexpected can change your world. What they don’t realise is that the world around them is about to change forever.

AJ Yi is a writer and performer based in London. In 2018, AJ developed their debut play Love Songs through the Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab. It premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe and transferred to Soho Theatre. It received Guardian Pick of the Fringe, and was nominated for two comedy awards and the Tony Craze Award. In 2021 their short play Avocado Fried Rice was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and they were commissioned to write multiple pieces of work for English Touring Theatre during lockdown.

Director Emily Ling Williams was previously Trainee Director at Paines Plough, a Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre and Jerwood Assistant Director at the Young Vic. She is currently an Origins Artist at Headlong.  She has previously directed Wasted (Lyric Hammersmith); The Full Works, The Key Workers Cycle (Almeida); text me when you’re home, 5 Plays (Young Vic) and  Lucky Cigarette (New Earth).

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