Little Potatoes

Theatre (political, comedy)

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  • Paradise in The Vault - The Annexe
  • 15:40
  • Aug 11
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: A Word In Your Ear
  • Warnings and additional info: References to abortion, adoption and birth control.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Matchmaking mums at the Shanghai marriage market hatch a plan to get their little emperors hitched. Little Potatoes is a powerful, bittersweet comedy drama which explores the impact of the one-child policy on the lives of two women in China. Playing multiple roles, two talented performers create a fast-paced narrative presenting the realities and repercussions of state-controlled birth control. This Bath-based company, A Word In Your Ear, performed Little Potatoes to great acclaim in January at the Arcola Theatre, London. 'Michelle Wen Lee and Sarah Curwen shine... a highlight with its sensitive treatment of matchmaking mothers' (

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