The reviews are in.

Malthouse has done a brilliant job of collecting some of the highlights of the overwhelming response we have received. Have a look at them here. For more detailed collection, click on the media page. 

ABC Radio RN Books and Arts

The morning after opening night, Alice, along with director Wang Chong, and castmate (and stage brother) Yuchen Wang joined Georgia Moodie for a segment on ABC radio RN's Books and Arts program. Alice and Yuchen also performed an excerpt from the play. This was the first interview that was edited and cut together and therefore the only one so far that Alice feels fully comfortable for you to listen to, have a go here

Art Smitten

Another radio interview! Alice called in on the Art Smitten program on SYN radio today to have a little chat about how Little Emperors is going. Have a listen here

First Preview!

We finally had an audience! Last night, Alice was especially buoyed by the fact that at least 30 of the audience members were her mother's friends who had watched her grow up. This is the first time they have seen Alice on a stage and the response was tremendous. We have a show, guys. 

Alice is in the centre flanked by her real mother Vivian Qin, and her stage mother Diana Lin. Along with director Wang Chong (The tall man next to Mama Qin), her family, and family friends. 

Alice is in the centre flanked by her real mother Vivian Qin, and her stage mother Diana Lin. Along with director Wang Chong (The tall man next to Mama Qin), her family, and family friends. 

In rehearsals for Little Emperors

After months of anticipation and reading the script over and over, the process for this new play finally begun. There will be some surprises with the set, the least of which would be the pool of water which takes up the entire stage. ABC news recently came in and saw us in action, you can watch their interview with our director Wang Chong here and even catch a glimpse of Alice during rehearsals. For more rehearsal photos, go here.

Bump-in!

Because of how technical this show is, our bump into the space is actually a week earlier than usual so we get a good number of rehearsals in the full sized pool before tech week. 

Our set

Our set

Little Emperors - Malthouse Theatre official cast announcement!

Alice is so so proud to be cast in the upcoming production of Little Emperors. Written by Lachlan Philpott, directed by Wang Chong. This new work is an exploration into China’s one-child policy, a radical social experiment that was introduced after the Cultural revolution and officially ended in 2016. Bridging Beijing and Melbourne, this is the story of a family who secretly had two children under the policy, creating a fractured family who rally against political and social expectations. Wang Chong is one of China’s most ambitious stage directors, known for his integration of digital technology into theatre and his provocative politics, so it is a thrill to be collaborating with him next year. 
 

9 – 26 FEBRUARY 2017

PREVIEWS
8pm, Thursday 9 February
8pm, Friday 10 February
8pm, Saturday 11 February
7pm, Monday 13 February

OPENING NIGHT
8pm, Tuesday 14 February

TIME TO TALK
7pm, Tuesday 21 February

MONASH MEETS MALTHOUSE
3.30pm, Saturday 25 February
8pm, Saturday 25 February


Tickets go on sale Dec 1. Book early!

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Little Emperors Workshop - Malthouse

Alice is very proud to be participating in the creative development process of an original play written by Lachlan Phillpott in collaboration with director Wang Chong. She is overjoyed that the first ever job in her hometown will be working with her favourite theatre space. Stay tuned for more!

That's Not Me shoot

Alice's old pals Alice Foulcher and Gregory Erdstein are currently shooting their first feature film That's Not Me (release date TBA) and our Alice is stoked to have come home in time to shoot a scene for it! There's something really amazing about working with old friends in a professional setting that makes you love them more and respect them in a new light. Can't wait to see the finished product! Like and follow the progress of the film on the Facebook page!

AUSTRALIA

Alice is finally making her long awaited return to the place she considers home - Melbourne. After spending 7 years in New York, she will be bringing back all the experience and connections the big apple has given her. Watch what she does next.

As IFF screening

Unfortunately, Alice was unable to attend the festival and see herself on the big screen as Anna May-Wong in To Die or To Dream (directed by Peiling Kuo). She didn't win best actress either, but it was an absolute honour to be nominated alongside screen veteran Melissa Leo, and to lose alongside her as well.