Breakthrough Brit and Harry Potter actor Katie Leung will play Dou Yi in our new version of classic Chinese play Snow in Midsummer.

Snow in Midsummer is a haunting story of social injustice, about a young girl, Dou Yi, who is framed for a crime that she didn’t commit.

Katie, who is playing Dou Yi, had her breakout role as Cho Chang in the Harry Potter film series. She made her onstage debut at The Young Vic Theatre playing Jung Chang in the autobiographical play Wild Swans.

Katie’s other theatre credits include The World of Extreme Happiness (National Theatre), The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (Hampstead Theatre), and You For Me For You (The Royal Court). Leung also starred in Channel 4’s four-part drama series Run as Nu-Ying, the BBC drama, Father Brown, and she also played the lead role of Mei Ashley in the BBC’s two part drama One Child.

headshot of Katie Leung looking to camera
Katie Leung is playing Dou Yi in Snow in Midsummer
Photo by Faye Thomas © The artist – Image Licensing

Further casting includes: Jacqueline Chan (Mother Cai), Andrew Koji (Worker Huang/Policeman), Wendy Kweh (Tianyun), Sarah Lam (Madam Wong), Andrew Leung (Rocket Wu), Jonathan Raggett (People’s Liberation Army/Policeman), Richard Rees (People’s Liberation Army/Judge Wu), Colin Ryan (Handsome Zhang), Lucy Sheen (Worker Chen/Policeman), Kevin Shen (People’s Liberation Army/Policeman) and Daniel York (Doctor Lu/Master Zhang). Emily DaoZoe Lim and Sophie Wong will share the child role of Fei-Fei.

Directed by Justin Audibert, Snow in Midsummer is a contemporary re-imagining of Guan Hanqing’s Chinese classic drama by the playwright, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig.

The show plays in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from 23 February - see photos and biogs of the Snow in Midsummer cast. 

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