Orange Tree’s RICE available online for limited time

RICE at the Orange Tree (photo courtesy Helen Murray)

The Orange Tree Theatre is giving you a chance to see Michele Lee’s powerful new play on demand from 16 to 19 November.

Nisha is a young hotshot executive working for Golden Fields, Australia’s largest producer of rice. Ambitious and headstrong, she’s determined to become the first female Indian CEO in Australia. She’s close to sealing a contract with the Indian government, which would see her company take over India’s national rice distribution system. A secret deal worth billions.

Working late nights in the office she encounters Yvette, an older Chinese migrant, who cleans up her mess. Yvette has her own entrepreneurial ambitions, but her daughter faces court after participating in a protest against the unethical practices of a national supermarket chain. The two form a powerful – if unlikely – bond as they navigate the complexities of their lives and the world at large.

Brimming with wickedly humorous observations on globalisation, politics and family, this is the UK premiere of a powerful new play from Asian-Australian writer Michele Lee, which has won numerous awards including the Australian Writers’ Guild Award for Best Original Stage Play.

RICE is a co-production with Actors Touring Company, whose Artistic Director Matthew Xia also directs.

The show runs approximately 95 minutes and tickets are available from £15.

This streamed performance will be available to watch online on demand from 16 November at 7.30pm GMT to 19 November at 11.59pm GMT. BOOK HERE

RICE will also go out on tour in early 2022.

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