Set in 1930s Shanghai, Cho Cho is a touching musical drama about the collision of two cultures told through the intimate story of a young Chinese girl who longs for the return of her lover – an American Naval Officer.
This bold reimagining of Cho Cho is a landmark production. World-renowned puppetry director Peter Wilson (King Kong, The Dragon Child) unites Australian musical theatre stars Scott Irwin, David Whitney and Danielle Barnes Irwin with award-winning Chinese opera singer and actress Wang Zheng and musical veterans Dong Wen Liang and Du He to bring this thrilling new bilingual work to the stage.
Inspired by the tragic tale of Madame Butterfly, this new production reinvigorates a timeless story of love and betrayal, relocating the drama from Japan to Shanghai and introducing an original music score by famous Chinese Composer Cheng Jin.
Arts Cente Melbourne, Playhouse
Wed 2 – Sun 6 October
Thanks to Arts Centre Melbourne, we have a double-pass to giveaway on Wednesday 2 October at 8pm. To enter, name one Australian musical theatre star featured in the performance, and email your name and number to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line CHO CHO. Good luck!