The Fu Manchu Complex is a satirical comedy drama written by Daniel York based on characters and scenarios created by Sax Rohmer. It runs at Ovalhouse between October 1st and 19th http://www.ovalhouse.com/whatson/detail/the-fu-manchu-complex
“Who is Fu Manchu: sinister Chinaman, criminal genius, racist myth..?
Battling through clouds of opium, spiffing chaps Dr Petrie and Inspector Nayland Smith must do anything to stop the dastardly plans of evil criminal mastermind Dr Fu Manchu; but will their colonial angst allow them to do away with the villainous evil genius and save merry old England? And as their blundering leads them to ever more absurd conclusions, we ask, who is the real Fu Manchu?
2013 sees the hundredth anniversary of the publication of the first novel featuring Sax Rohmer’s lurid and fantastical racist creation, the evil Dr. Fu Manchu. A century on we re-examine the skewed perceptions that have arisen around this pervasive myth.”
The Fu Manchu Complex is directed by Justin Audibert and stars Paul Chan, Chipo Chung, Andrew Koji, Jennifer Lim and Moj Taylor. It is produced by Ovalhouse and Moongate Productions in association with Mark Cartwright and generously supported by Arts Council England and Singapore International Foundation