In the aftermath of the massacre of a clan, an epic story of self-sacrifice and revenge unfolds as a young orphan discovers the shattering truth behind his childhood.

Sometimes referred to as the Chinese Hamlet and tracing its origins to the fourth century BC, The Orphan of Zhao was the first Chinese play to be translated in the West.

James Fenton's adaptation of The Orphan of Zhao premiered with the RSC at the Swan theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in November 2012.

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