Yellow Earth Theatre, the leading, award winning East Asian theatre
company in the UK, is delighted to announce its September 2005 – March
2006 tour of a stunning new production of Hans Christian Andersen’s The
Nightingale. Currently celebrating its tenth anniversary, YET’s latest
production is designed to enthral audiences of all ages, creating a
landscape and Emperor’s palace teeming with colour and beautifully
evoked through dance, music, shadow puppetry and video.

Only the forest-dwellers know the secrets of the nightingale’s magic…
The bumbling Lord Chamberlain persuades a young girl, the poor kitchen
maid, to bring the nightingale to the imperial court. Inside, the
fabulously dressed courtiers laugh at the plain little bird, but they
are quickly silenced when she starts to sing. Pure and beautifully
simple, the nightingale wins the Emperor of China’s heart. To keep her
close, he imprisons the bird in a golden cage. But in the fickle court,
the nightingale is soon ousted by a new toy, a dazzling,
jewel-encrusted mechanical bird. The nightingale escapes back to the
forest. But when Death arrives to snatch the Emperor’s life away, who
will save his ailing heart?

The Nightingale is a wonderful uplifting story about love, loyalty and freedom.

11 Oct (7pm) and 12 Oct (7pm)   
The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London
Box Office: 020 8692 4446  Web: Tickets: £8 Conc / Schools: £5

14 Oct  (1.30pm + 7.45pm) and 15 Oct  (2.45pm + 7.45pm)
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, The Door, Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham
Box Office: 0121 236 4455  Book Online:
Tickets: £10  Conc: £7.50 under 16s: £4.50

Sat 3 – Fri 23 Dec 2005
(Times will vary, please contact box office)
Riverside Theatre, Cromore Rd. Coleraine, N. Ireland, BT52 1SA
Box Office: 0287 032 3232
Tickets: £10 Concession: £8  Schools / Children: £5.50
Group discounts available

Tues 24 Jan 7pm
Weds 25 Jan 1.30pm
Thurs 26 Jan 10am & 1.30pm
Fri 27 Jan 7pm
Sat 28 Jan 7pm
Sun 29 Jan 2pm & 4.30pm
Lakeside Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD
Box office : 0115 846 7777
Web :
Tickets : £10 Concession : £7
Wed 8 Feb – Sat 11 Mar 06
Public Performances : Saturdays 2pm & 5.30pm
Half Term Holiday times vary – check with the box office or online
Schools Performances : Tues-Fri 10.30am & 2pm (term time)
Polka Theatre, 240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1SB  
To book call 020 8543 4888
Or book online
Tickets : £9 Schools & Concessions : £6
Groups : buy 10, get 11th free