Citizens of Nowhere?

Theatre (food and drink, site-specific)

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  • Sweet Novotel - Novotel 4
  • 14:00, 16:00
  • Aug 25
  • 45 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Chinese Arts Now
  • Warnings and additional info: None
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


A funny, moving real-time live audio drama by award-winning writer, Ming Ho. British-Chinese matriarch Linda Lo shares news with her son, Jun Chi and daughter, Jane; but Jane has big news too, while Jun Chi is mystified by Linda’s refusal to discuss plans for his upcoming wedding. This intimate performance by actors seated among the audience is experienced through headphones, as if eavesdropping, and includes light refreshments. The production premièred at Southbank Centre in October 2018 and had a sold-out run at Duddell’s London during CAN Festival 2019. Complimentary drink on arrival. Part of FeastFest.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Audience arrive at box office which is on street level. FOH call audience when the show is ready, audience go through double doors to foyer where all three performance spaces are. Audiences are directed to the correct room for their show. The accessible toilet is reached by using the lift in the box office area to the lower level. Any audience member who would like early access or first seating can mention this to box office staff when they arrive.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 108 days ago

Citizens of Nowhere offers an unusual start to a Fringe show: we’re given drinks and invited to take a seat at one of tables by the window in Sweet Novotel‘s restaurant-bar area (which by the way, isn’t closed off to the rest of the public). We pop in the earphones waiting...

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Edinburgh Guide (4/5 stars) 109 days ago

This is an interesting, intimate look at identity and belonging, focusing on the different perspectives of three members of a British Chinese family. A site-specific piece, it is set in a restaurant, with the audience wearing headsets, as voyeurs of this private family discussion. The audience is also given a...

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The List (4/5 stars) 110 days ago

Intimate family drama with real-life political implications...

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Exeunt 111 days ago

The Novotel hotel restaurant that Citizens of Nowhere? is performed in is a strange place. Slightly out of the centre of Edinburgh, with grey and white walls and a few sad potted plants, it’s transitory space. Audio guides and free sheets are dotted around the pristine, empty glass tables. This is an...

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The Skinny (3/5 stars) 111 days ago

The audience are dotted around the restaurant, sitting comfortably with drinks when Jun and his mother Linda walk in, take their seats and begin chatting. We listen to their private conversation through headphones, and what might otherwise seem a banal conversation is transformed through the genuine rush of eavesdropping. We...

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