Cheeky Chin is a London-based collective of theatre makers of East Asian descent.

We make innovative devised theatre performances of socio-political importance with a unique East Asian perspective.

Our work challenges the cultural stereotyping and provokes our audience with original insights beyond box-ticking. We hope to open the floor for new discussions about what is happening in the world and what matters to the people now. We unpack large-scale social issues with creative responses in the form of theatre.

We are keen to enrich the cultural diversity of UK theatre.

Company history

  • Informal establishment at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in November 2017
  • Work-in-progress showings of The Invisible at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Battersea Arts Centre in November 2017
  • The Invisible premieres at the Blue Elephant Theatre in November 2017
  • All The Daughters Of My Father’s House premieres at the Bike Shed Theatre in January 2018
  • All The Daughters Of My Father’s House is programmed in Plymouth Fringe Festival in May 2018
  • Work-in-progress showings of Open Wound at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in June 2018
  • Cheeky Chin receives a week’s residency in July 2018 at the HopBarn in collaboration with Derby Theatre
  • Open Wound premieres in Derby Theatre’s flagship contemporary performance festival Departure Lounge in July 2018, commissioned by In Good Company as Departure Lounge Package Holiday Production
  • Memorial Day of Time premieres at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre in September 2018 as a co-production with East 15 Acting School
  • Work-in-progress showings of The Onion That Made You Cry at Camden People’s Theatre as part of LIVE 8 in October 2018