Black Theatre Live with Yellow Earth Theatre in association with Royal Exchange Theatre presents

By In-Sook Chappell

Mountains - The Dreams of Lily Kwok

I invited you into my past... And you invited me into your future.

Helen has grown up in the UK, but always felt a piece of her story was missing.

Visiting her mother’s birthplace of Hong Kong for the first time, she is determined to find out who she really is and where she belongs. Amidst the skyscrapers and bustling streets, she meets her grandmother, Lily Kwok, and steps into her past where she discovers shocking family secrets that will change her life forever.

This stylish and evocative new play by award winning writer In-Sook Chappell, tells the extraordinary story of the women behind the famous Manchester restaurant Sweet Mandarin. Based on Helen Tse’s bestselling family memoir of passion sacrifice and survival across three generations held together with one lifeline- food.

Includes live cooking on stage.

Q&A: Thu 17 May, after the 7.30pm performance

Suitable for ages 13+

Please note there will be haze and smoking onstage.



Box Office 01923 225671


Weekday evenings & matinees: £22, £19.50, £15.50
Friday & Saturday: £25, £22.50, £18 
Concessions: £2 off
Senior Citizens: £12.50 on matinees
Rumour/16-25: £5
Friends of the Theatre: 10% off