Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok
by In-Sook Chappell, based on the memoir Sweet Mandarin by Helen Tse, and featuring live cooking on stage.
Helen has grown up in the UK, but always felt a piece of her story was missing
Visiting her mother’s birthplace of Hong Kong for the first time, she is determined to find out who she really is and where she belongs. Amidst the skyscrapers and bustling streets, she meets her grandmother, Lily Kwok, and steps into her past where she discovers shocking family secrets that will change her life forever.
This stylish and evocative new play by award winning writer In-Sook Chappell, tells the extraordinary story of the women behind the famous Manchester restaurant Sweet Mandarin, based on Helen Tse’s bestselling family memoir of passion sacrifice and survival across three generations held together with one lifeline- food.