Mai is impulsive, intelligent, independent and growing up fast.
As well as realising from a young age that her family are nursing deep wounds and secrets, she also has to navigate her dual identity as a second generation immigrant.
Having escaped war-torn Vietnam, her family’s individual journeys and memories have left scars that Mai was too young to understand. Embracing their silence, Mai’s camera becomes a conduit through which her journey of discovery begins.
Summer Rolls, by critically-acclaimed actress Tuyen Do (The Great Wave), is a sweeping family saga that examines the Nguyen family’s life in Britain. This marks a seminal moment as the first British Vietnamese play to be staged in the United Kingdom.
Summer Rolls was selected from 'The Open Session' – Bristol Old Vic's annual call-out to South West writers.
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Excellent drama. Beautiful.