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8-27 May 2023

Roundhouse Theatre, La Boite

Co-produced by La Boite and Sydney Theatre Company

The Poison of Polygamy is the page-to-stage adaptation of Wong Shee Ping’s trailblazing novella.

From the opium dens of 19th Century China to the harsh, rugged gold fields of colonial Australia, this World Premiere production offers an illuminating insight into the Chinese Australian experience.

Presented in-the-round, The Poison of Polygamy puts a human face on the issue of migration, telling the story of a man from southern China who tries his luck on the Victorian goldfields, the wife he leaves behind, the choices he makes, the promises he breaks and the consequences they reap.

Recommended for audiences aged 15+

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