A Playlist for the Revolution

by AJ Yi
A Bush Theatre Production
World Premiere

The world premiere of AJ Yi’s A Playlist for the Revolution, a tender and surprising story of young love fighting to survive, opens the Bush’s new season.

★★★★★ “A play of immense power and reach, flawlessly executed. It’s precisely what young political theatre should be.” Broadway World

A wedding in Hong Kong, 2019. Two worlds collide. A spark ignites.

Jonathan is pretty sure his life will look just like his father’s: a good job, a family, and firmly settled in Hong Kong.

Chloe is about to start university in England, and she’s ready to be the Asian Elle Woods. Empowered by the music of BTS, M.I.A and Beyonce (of course), she has big plans to make her mark.

Through months of sharing messages, music reccs and late-night confessions, they both get swept up in the promise of how someone unexpected can change your world. What they don’t realise is that the world around them is about to change forever.

★★★★ “A radical rom-com with a twist… it ends up giving you what you want in a way you don’t expect.” (The Times)

A rom-com right up until it can’t be, A Playlist for the Revolution is set against the backdrop of the largest demonstrations in Hong Kong’s history. This explosive and deeply-moving play is a new Bush commission, written by AJ Yi and directed by Emily Ling Williams.

This production is generously supported by Charles Holloway.

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Liam Lau-Fernandez
Liam Lau-Fernandez plays Jonathan. Liam recently finished filming Apple TV’s Argylle directed by Matthew Vaughan. He also starred as the co-lead in the feature School’s Out Forever alongside Anthony Head and Samantha Bond. His other television credits include C.B. Strike for BBC One.  Liam trained at Drama Centre and went straight into the London production of Witness for the Prosecution after graduating. He was also the winner of the prestigious BBC Carleton-Hobbs Award and has voiced several radio plays for BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 4.
Zak Shukor
Zak Shukor plays Mr Chu. Zak recently finished filming Jack Ryan for Paramount/Amazon Prime. His other television credits include: Warriors, Sex Education (Netflix); Save Me Too (BAFTA winner for Best Drama); Stan Lee’s Lucky Man (Sky 1). His film credits include: Mr Holmes; Survivor with James McTeigue and Milla Jovovich; Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
Mei Mei Macleod
Mei Mei Macleod plays Chloe. Mei Mei is a recent graduate of Drama Centre London. Theatre credits include: Titus Andronicus (Globe); How To Save a Rock (Pigfoot Theatre / English Touring Theatre); Disc Jockey (Velvet Smoke Productions / Bread and Roses).  Her television appearances include: Grantchester (ITV). 


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