Liverpool Confucius Institute Presents The Empress and Me

9th March 2023


Capstone Theatre

The Empress and Me is based on the amazing true story of the Princess Der Ling who, following her unique experience of life at the Manchu court and close relationship with the Empress Dowager, became an international celebrity. The play explores just what it is like to be raised between two cultures, East and West, and takes the audience on an engaging journey through our global history. This project’s development was supported using funding from Arts Council England.

Presented by Grist to the Mill and Red Dragonfly Productions
Written and Directed by Ross Ericson
Performed by Michelle Yim

'It is such an engaging show that manages to fit in a lot of social history in a really easy and enjoyable way.’ -  Marianne Noble, University of Aberdeen

'Full of ambition, politics and cultural tension' -  ★★★★ Adelaide Theatre Guide

'Michelle Yim is a winning performer.' -  The Stage 

'It is the message the audience takes away that is powerful... of a woman who is trying to find out who she really is in multiple cultures but in which she feels she doesn’t really belong.’ - Stage Whisper

'An interesting journey to an unfamiliar place, and an enjoyable insight into a remarkable tale.' - FringeGuru 

'An engaging manifestation of a fascinating woman who was clearly mistress of her own destiny in defiance of her times and culture' -  Broadway Baby

The show will be held in Liverpool Hope Universities Capstone Theatre on Creative Campus, Shaw Street. 

Get tickets here.