Yellow Face – Reviews


National Theatre Reviews 2014

Yellow Face, National Theatre: ‘cleverly subversive’

“Yellow Face could have been a ponderous, preachy affair about ethnicity but, thanks to its amusing, cleverly subversive style, it isn’t, says Dominic Cavendish…”
The Telegraph

Yellow Face review – a probing, political satire on racial identity

Chinese-American playwright David Henry Hwang uses humour to look at the implications of being racially hyphenated in this peach of a play
The Guardian

The Park Theatre Reviews 2013

“David Henry Hwang’s fast-paced, self-deprecating comedy is the Park Theatre’s first triumph … Yellow Face gave me the best evening I’ve had in a studio theatre for a long time.”
The Telegraph

“Yellow Face is a thesis of a play, unafraid of complexities and contradictions, pepped up with a light dramatic fizz.  Ben Starr, making his stage debut with a scorching performance – sleazy and sympathetic, earnest and egotistical – as Marcus Ghee.  Remember the name: he’ll go right to the very top.”
Time Out, Critic’s Choice ****

“Quality is the buzzword here and Alex Sim’s stylish production of David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face is certainly dripping in class.”
The Stage

“Sims’s superbly acted production has real pace and spark, and reaches a memorable climax
The Guardian

“Its British premiere is a theatrical coup … Alex Sims’s production boasts a fine ensemble”
The Independant

“HYH played with great nonchalant humour by David Yip”
One Stop Arts