'I didn't fancy being stuck in North Korea': the stormy thriller by a Japanese Ulsterman

'I didn't fancy being stuck in North Korea': the stormy thriller by a Japanese Ulsterman
 

‘I tick a variety of boxes,” says Francis Turnly, whose play The Great Wave is about to open in London at the National Theatre. “Asian, British, Irish, mixed, none of these. It changes, depending on how I feel that day.”
Turnly’s father was a Northern Irish journalist who at one point taught English in Tokyo. There he met Turnly’s mother, and the family settled in County Antrim. When meeting people who are confused by the combination of his looks and accent, Turnly describes himself as “a Japanese Ulsterman”. Perhaps not surprisingly, he adds: “All my plays are about identity. I’ve often... read more

 
14 March 2018 in Art & Culture, Views: 138
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