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Royal Court Theatre, London
Nanjing by Jude Christian

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Tickets for Jude Christian's Nanjing to go on sale later this year ahead of its strictly limited run at the Royal Court Theatre!

London's Royal Court Theatre and Tamara Moore have come together to bring the production of Jude Christian’s story of belonging to the London theatre stage. Tickets for Nanjing at the Royal Court go on sale later in the year so be sure to sign up to our mailing list to be notified as soon as West End Nanjing tickets become available.

What is the story of the Nanjing play about?

Nanjing refers to the Nanjing Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanjing, that occurred in 1937. This play is a personal response to these events and tells a story of what it is to belong, whether it’s anywhere or nowhere at all. Jude Christian explores the effects that history has on us and how it shapes our lives. Whilst Nanjing is a response to something that happened so long ago, her response and the world at the time’s response to it remains ever relevant in our world today where we’re in a state of political discourse. The production of Nanjing asks: what does it mean to fight hate and love one another?

The play takes place in England, China, Malaysia, Japan, Germany, the USA and the Isle of Man. Nanjing will come to the West End's Royal Court as part of its seven-country tour that makes up its compelling story.

What is the Nanjing Massacre?

The Nanjing Massacre was a horrific event in history that took place over six weeks, beginning on 13 December 1937 when the Japanese captured Nanjing (the capital of China at the time). It occurred during the Second Sino-Japanese War when the Imperial Japanese Troops committed an attack of mass rape and mass murder against the residents of Nanjing.

A look into writer/performer Jude Christian

Jude Christian is a British Chinese writer, performer and director. Growing up in Britain, she naturally learnt the history that derives from this country but when exploring her heritage, she realised there were huge parts of history that she hadn’t learnt. The Nanjing Massacre, of course, was a massive event which she hadn’t otherwise known about. This play is her own personal response to learning about that event.

Christian’s play Nanjing was performed in 2018 at Shakespeare’s Globe as part of Refugee Week. In addition to writing, Christian also has an impressive background in directing and has worked at prestigious theatres like the Royal Court, Shakespeare’s Globe and Lyric Hammersmith.

Why you should see Jude Christian's Nanjing play

If you want to see a play that is powerful in both its history and relevance today, then this is the play for you. If you were unaware of this horrifying historical event, now is your chance to be educated, woke, and enraged.

Tickets for Nanjing don’t go on sale until October 2019, so be sure to sign up for our mailing list so we can remind you when Nanjing West End theatre tickets become available for the highly anticipated Royal Court engagement. The strictly limited run begins on 20 July 2020 and lasts until 1 August 2020.


Additional Information

Age restriction

To be confirmed.

Running time

To be confirmed.

Performance dates

20 July - 1 August 2020

Venue Information

Royal Court TheatreSloane Square, London, SW1 8AS