Spotlites Venue 278, Edinburgh
As part of the initiative to reach as diverse an audience as possible Performance Infinity managed ‘Little Soldier Zhang Ga’. The brilliantly told story of a young Chinese boy’s spirit and determination, set against the backdrop of the Second World War. Combining both actors and puppets, Liu Xiaoyi, director of puppetry for China’s ‘War Horse’ production, created a piece of work both original and inventive. Co-written by Guo Yan, Chinese director of 2015 Edinburgh International Festival Dragon, the play is simple yet effective. Telling the story of how a peaceful village in Northern China is devastated by war. Performed by the Jing Ying Elite Theatre Group, the play and its imaginative use of puppetry highlighted the growing range of diverse theatre being created and produced in China.