The Empress And Me
  • Adelaide Fringe

The amazing true story of the Princess Der Ling who, born as Lizzie Yu - the daughter of a Chinese Diplomat and Eurasian mother - was raised in France to be every bit the Victorian Lady, but then when her father is suddenly recalled home she finds herself living in the Forbidden City, entangled in the politics of the Chinese Court and lady in waiting to the infamous Empress Cixi. So just who is Lizzie Yu? Does she really know herself? A story of one woman's search to find out just who she is, in a world where she constantly feels like she just doesn't belong. An insightful play about a search for identity in shrinking world, that is as relevant today as it was back then. From the team behind 'The Unknown Soldier' and 'Gratiano'.