Daniel York Loh, Pandora Colin, Jules Chan and Pía Laborde-Noguez will star in the premiere of acclaimed playwright Joel Tan’s new play, No Particular Order, which runs at London’s Theatre503 from 31 May to 18 June 2022, and will be available to livestream on the 21 June 2022.
Presented by Ellandar Productions, a theatre company championing work by and about British East and Southeast Asians (BESEA) and British Muslims and Theatre503, the production is directed by JMK Award Winning director Joshua Roche with production design by award winning scenographer and designer Ingrid Hu.
A despot has come to power. Society is listless, submissive, and scared.
Yet all we see of this country is a flicker-book of portraits – lyrical, witty, and savage snapshots that chart the human landscape of revolutions past, present, and future.
This prescient portrait of global politics and rise of authoritarianism forms part of Theatre503’s relaunch season. Joel’s innovatively written drama told from an unnamed place and spanning 320 years delivers snapshots of both a recognisable world and visions of the future.
Through the lives of ordinary people ornithologists, bureaucrats, soldiers, and tour guides – No Particular Order charts the fall, rise and continuation of a nation, always asking the same question “Is it empathy, or power, that endures?”
Joel describes his chillingly topical play as “an exploration and exposition of what it feels like to live under a tremendous will-to-power”.