Tickets: FREE
Coventry Cathedral Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB
Until Wed 16 Jun 2021
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Nanjing – Performing Forgiveness

Wed 16 Jun 2021
Coventry Cathedral
Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB Show on map
Duration: 90 minutes

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Part of the Coventry Welcomes Festival 2021.

Suitable for age 16+

Presented by Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations and Tamara Moore. Developed with support from Ovalhouse and created for NOW Festival at The Yard Theatre. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. 

Being any kind of foreign in any country is a complicated thing, even if you’re only part foreign. 

Coventry-born writer and director Jude Christian’s acclaimed play Nanjing explores themes of identity, displacement and conflict in a personal response to the 1937 Nanjing Massacre. It has been reconceived for 2021 as a piece of digital theatre with integral discussion. The performance weaves together questions such as:

  • What does it mean to be mixed race? 
  • How can we live together peacefully?

It also encourages audiences to play their part in these discussions. 

The noon and 3pm film and Q&A are entirely in-person. The 7pm film and Q&A will be in-person AND also delivered through Zoom. The in-person audience and the digital audience will merge so the entire event can be experienced live wherever you are. 

Covid Information

This live, in-person event is presented following the Government’s current COVID-19 guidance.

All bookings should be for a maximum of 6 people, unless all people in the booking are from 2 households or fewer.

Please follow the venue’s COVID-19 safety precautions. Sanitise your hands, observe social distancing and wear a face coverings at all times, unless you are exempt.

We are obligated to ask all attendees to register with NHS Test and Trace on entry to the venue.

You must remain seated for the duration of the event, except for using the facilities, and you may not mix with members of the audience outside of your household or support bubble.

Access information

  • Captioned

The film is subtitled and the post-show discussion at 7pm will be captioned. Please note, other post-show discussions at 12pm and 3pm will not be captioned.


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