Gregory Doran introduces Summer 2017

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  • Swan Theatre

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    Until 25 Mar 2017

  • Running time:

    2 hrs + 20 mins interval

Framed for a crime she did not commit, Dou Yi, a young girl, calls upon heaven and earth to prove her innocence and is answered by a snowstorm in midsummer and a devastating drought.

Arriving three years later in a town now struggling for survival, a family is drawn into the search for the truth, as the ghost of Dou Yi demands revenge on the corrupt system which tried to silence her. Snow in Midsummer is the first production in our Chinese Translations Project, a cultural exchange bringing Chinese classics to a modern western audience.

Writer Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig and Director Justin Audibert (The Jew of Malta, 2015) breathe new life into this ancient story, haunted by centuries of retelling.