Before the Wall

Gilded Balloon at the Museum - Auditorium
Lothian Street


Tue 20 Aug 2019 13:30 (60 minutes)

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Playwright Chris Ruffle delivers a blow-by-blow account of the 1860 Opium Wars politics in this atmospheric drama, populated by rarefied creatures of the Chinese and British royal courts and their military henchmen. The poor foot soldiers, as usual, pay the price for their power games, vanities and plundering. A small Anglo-French army finds itself before the walls of Beijing. How did it get there? More to the point, how will it get out? A drama strutting its stuff on the grotesque stage of the Imperial era, directed by three-time Fringe First Award-winner. FREE TOUR Each show will be followed by a daily tour (excluding 24th) of the newly opened East Asia Gallery in the National Museum of Scotland by a volunteer guide to further explore the themes in the show, from 14:30-15:00. 15 audience members max, sign-up on the day.
Type Price(s) Quantity  
Full Price £12.00
Concession Valid for those who are under 16 years, students, senior citizens (65 years and above) or those living with a disability. £10.00  

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