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by Joey Jepps and Gabriele Uboldi

Camden People's Theatre

2-3- 4 May, 9:00pm

Meet real-life partners Joey and Gabs. This is a show about the show they never made. The true story of how a 1904 opera caused the breakdown of their relationship.

A Japanese stewardess and a British pilot walk onto a plane. 25 years later, their son Joey is thinking of ending things with his Italian boyfriend. Turning to his parents’ interracial relationship for guidance, he embarks on a journey to connect with his roots. But as Joey learns more about his family, a pattern begins to emerge: the notes of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly underscore a century of Asian misrepresentation, orientalism, and exoticisation.


Connecting Milan to Nagasaki, Hong Kong to London, SO THAT YOU MAY GO BEYOND THE SEA is an irreverent look at the stories that shape us, whether we like it or not.

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"A tender and funny play that leaves our expectations at the door"

★★★★ - A Young(ish) Perspective


"Light-hearted, engaging drama"

★★★★ - Broadway Baby

"Provocative and thoughtful"

★★★★ - Theatre Weekly​​

"It pushe[s] the limits of documentary theatre"

- The Greatest Pause

Writers & Performers - Joey Jepps & Gabriele Uboldi

Set & Lighting Designer - Cheng Keng

Composer & Sound Designer - Rudy Percival

Video & Projection Designer - Douglas Baker

Dramaturg - Max Percy

Stage Manager - Vivi Wei

PR - Matthew Parker

Production Photographer - David Monteith-Hodge

Poster Photographer - Jack Sain

Special thanks to Bri Leung, Kakilang, Theatre Deli, Social Convention, Omnibus Theatre, the Japan Society, Nick Hytner, artsdepot, London Performance Studios, New Earth Theatre, Bard The Beholder, Ruth Chan, Enxi Chang, Erin Guan, Amy Hsu, Ishimatsu Chie, Clara Janssen, Andrew Jepps, Klara Kofen, Michelle Miners, Hana Tamaru, Joy Tan, Hoyee Tse, and – last but not least! – Anya Winful.

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