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Actors Touring Company discuss making Rice

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Watch Above: Actors Touring Company join Gordon Millar for a chat about the making of hit-show Rice.
Filmed in March 2022

Rice (Nationwide Tour) was produced between February and April 2022 by Actors Touring Company. It toured to 9 venues for 27 performances, clocking up 1382 miles and reaching 1600 people from Plymouth to Newcastle. The full tour schedule is shown below.

Following their Unity run, we were delighted to be joined by director Matthew Xia and performers Anya Jaya-Murphy and Angela Yeoh as they generously shared fascinating insight into the making of the production and how they prepared for their roles.

What will you learn:  We record our post-show discussions to give audiences and artists the chance to understand more about the making of a show and develop their own creative practice using the skills and talent on display in this work. This discussion is a must watch for anybody interested in performance preparation, the art of playing multiple characters, directing and working with an existing text.


About Rice:

Nisha is a young hotshot executive working for Golden Fields, Australia’s largest producer of rice.

Ambitious and headstrong, she’s determined to become the first female Indian CEO in Australia.

She’s close to sealing a contract with the Indian government, which would see her company take over India’s national rice distribution system.

A secret deal worth billions.

Working late nights in the office she encounters Yvette, an older Chinese migrant, who cleans up her mess.

Yvette has her own entrepreneurial ambitions, but her daughter faces court after participating in a protest against the unethical practices of a national supermarket chain.

The two form a powerful – if unlikely – bond as they navigate the complexities of their lives and the world at large.

Click here to find out more about Actors Touring Company and the production