Black Theatre Live


Eastern Star

Writer & Director: Guy Slater

Designer: Elroy Ashmore

Lighting Design: Nicole Smith

Sound Design: Teresa Barlow

Stage Manager: Cassie Adey

Press Agent: Julie Holman at Target Live +44 (0)207 052 1303


Patrick Pearson (Jake) has worked extensively in theatre, film and TV. Theatre highlights include: The Madness of George III (National); A Piece of my Mind (Apollo); The Mousetrap (St Martin's); A Perfect Retreat (Bush); An Inspector Calls and Mary Rose (Greenwich); Point Valaine (Chichester); The Duchess of Malfi (Bristol Old Vic); What the Butler Saw (Royal Lyceum Edinburgh). TV credits include: EastEnders, Poldark, New Tricks, Casualty, The Government Inspector, Closing Numbers, Bad Girls, The Bill, Lovejoy, The Worst Witch, When We Are Married, Pie in the Sky, Brass, Nice Work, We’ll Meet Again. Feature films: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Christine Edzard’s The Nutcracker and Steven Flowers in Privates on Parade.

David Yip (U Nay Min) is best known for playing the title role in The Chinese Detective (BBC). David has had a long and successful career across film, television and theatre, with highlight credits including Chuck Lee/CIA in James Bond: A View To Kill (Eon Productions), Wu Han in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Paramount Pictures), Hong Manky in Fortitude (Sky Atlantic), Tobias in Tobias and the Angel (Young Vic Theatre), Gloucester in King Lear (Yellow Earth, UK Tour), Fi Jei in Turandot (Hampstead Theatre), HYH in Yellow Face (National Theatre/Park Theatre) and Takishi/Jiro in The Great Wave.

Michael Lumsden (Christopher) is best known for his role as Ambridge vet Alistair Lloyd in The Archers (BBC Radio 4). Notable stage roles include Llewellyn in The Years Inbetween, Dick Whichello in Mary Goes First, Edward Timbrell in Mary Broome, Mr Vincy/Raffles in MiddleMarch Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 and Colonel Craven in The Philanderer (all Orange Tree Theatre). TV credits include Roger in Birds Of A Feather (ITV) and Henry in Eastenders (BBC).

Julie Cheung-Inhin (Maya) is a British-born East Asian actor. In 2015, she wrote and performed No More Lotus Flower!for the Camden Fringe, a satirical solo show described as “a fantastic exploration of the assumptions made, even today, by outmoded theatricals who can’t see past a person’s pigmentation” (London Theatre 1). Her work in theatre includes Love's Labour's Lost for Unfolds Theatre at the Rose Playhouse, The 38th Parallel for Pokfulam Road Productions at the Park Theatre, andInside Voices for Global Female Voices at The Arcola Theatre. In 2017 she formed part of Dangerous Space, an all-female company launched to address the lack of multi-dimensional opportunities for actresses.