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On the 80th Anniversary of the Nanking Massacre, Elizabeth Chan stars as 'The Rape of Nanking' author, Iris Chang, in the European premiere of Into the Numbers, by multi-award winning playwright Christopher Chen. In December 1937, in Nanking, then capital of China, occurred one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century - the rape, torture and murder of 300,000 Chinese civilians and the systematic mass execution of soldiers by the Japanese army. In 2004, Iris Chang, famed author of The Rape of Nanking, a chronicle of the massacre that brought it back into public consciousness, committed suicide at the age of 36. What begins as a standard lecture and interview with the celebrated author, soon descends into a surreal nightmare. As ghosts from her research appear, she tries desperately to find order in the midst of mental chaos. Into the Numbers by the Obie Award and Dramatist Guild's Lanford Wilson Award winning playwright Christopher Chen, is a thrillingly innovative theatrical exploration of the philosophical and psychological implications of researching genocide, as well as the toll media saturation plays in the process. Director Georgie Staight returns to the Finborough Theatre after her four star (The Daily Telegraph) sell-out production of Carmen Nasr's new play Dubailand.

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Finborough Theatre

118 Finborough Road
SW10 9ED
0844 8471652
Public transport:
Earls Court or West Brompton stations

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