A MAN AND A CAT, an A.S.K original, co-produced with Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, written and performed by Jamie Thompson, kicks off the first round of national tour this week. The performance is in English with Chinese subtitles.
A play about love, loss and forgiveness that wins unaffected laughs from children and heartfelt tears from adults:
Eight months ago, an accident changed this “ideal family”. John, now alone and in quarantine at home with his daughter’s cat Molly, is finally able to face the absence in the room.
“Parents are just people! They are not predictable, not always reliable.“
“Lisa went into labour on the 24 February 2013 at about 8 pm, and Megan was born on 25th at 6.12 am. And until February 25th at 6.12 am I did not want to be a father. Thirty seconds later when I heard Megan and saw her, I couldn’t imagine ever not being a father. “
Through this reluctant journey into the past and towards reconciliation, John finds out that cat Molly is about to become a mother…
As one audience member shared, this is a play with an intense “aftertaste”: “It relates to people in so many different ways that everyone sees a bit of themselves in it.”
Come and meet JOHN & MOLLY in BEIJING at Beijing Tianqiao Performing Art Centre from 8th to 18th April, and in Shanghai at Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center (Anfu Road) from 23rd to 25th April.
Age: 6 - 106
Duration: 60 mins