Cheeky Chin is a London-based collective of theatre makers of East Asian descent led by Yuyu Wang. We make innovative devised theatre performances of socio-political importance with our East Asian perspective as a female-led company collaborating with international artists.

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 theatre.

Company history

  • Informal establishment at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 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 and at Plymouth Fringe Festival in May 2018
  • 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, and the International Youth Arts Festival in July 2019
  • 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, OCCUPY party at Battersea Arts Centre in April 2019 and ACAS Festival at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in May 2019

Cheeky Chin company logoLogo design by Lan Le