The production of Sink is a new piece of writing based on the true story of Chinese playwright Lao She. As a writer of great esteem renowned throughout China, Lao She was given the title of People’s Artist. However, this would all change during the cultural revolution, as Lao She was deemed a reactionary and publicly humiliated. The production asks questions of freedom, identity, history and our own place and role in contemporary society. The show was performed in English by Chinese actors at the Fringe; but in the director’s native language of Mandarin at the Southbank’s China Changing Festival.