(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 4/22.)

As someone who hasn't read Jung Chang's memoir, I came to this stage version with an open mind. I was bowled over by Sacha Wares's production, jointly presented by the Young Vic, American Repertory Theatre and Actors Touring Company as part of the World Stages season, and I was much moved by a story that views Maoist China through the prism of one family's experiences.


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