Factory Girls

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Tickets for this performance are £14 (including fees)

Factory Girls by Yangson Project

Original Text by Chin-O Yu

Adaptation by Yangson Project

Produced by Farnham Maltings


A playful, charming and beautifully crafted dance-theatre production created by one of the rising stars of South Korea’s theatre scene.

Oksun is a young factory girl working in a Japanese owned factory during the Korean industrial boom of the 1930s. Subjected to harsh working conditions Oksun struggles to find her place in the world, but following the unfair dismissal of her oldest friend she decides the time has come to find her voice .

Based on a short story written by YU, Jin-oh, the original text was published serially in a daily newspaper, the Chosun Ilbo, in 1931. Combining text, movement and sound, an ensemble cast of four performers bring the words to life.

Yangson Project is a collaboration between actors Sang-kyu Son, Jo-ah Yangand Jong-ook Yang and director Ji-hye Park. This is the company’s first UK tour. They have previously toured Korea, China, Japan and France.

This project forms part of a programme of activity supported by the Arts Council of England and Korea to encourage an exchange of practice, ideas and skills between the two countries with the ambition of creating long term, collaborative relationships between artists and the communities around the world.

Approximate Running Time: TBC



Past Event

Factory Girls

Wed 4 October 2017


Ends: Wed 4 October

Key Theatre



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