Dates and times

  • Thu, Nov 21 - 7:30pm
  • Fri, Nov 22 - 7:30pm
  • Sat, Nov 23 - 3:30pm
  • Sat, Nov 23 - 7:30pm
  • Sun, Nov 24 - 3:30pm


The PumpHouse Theatre


Adult $30.00
Senior (65+) $25.00
Student $25.00
Friends of The PumpHouse $25.00
Group 6+ $25.00

How to get tickets

Sorry, this show is over.


A stage play inspired by true stories.

Qing left Beijing to Auckland in 1990. She has been going through many challenges to live in a new country, as well as suffering from home-sickness.

The connection between her and her family in Beijing was maintained by letters until…

Based on the letters of Zi Yu to her family in China, Yabing Liu’s adaptation brings to the stage a complex story of the life-changing decision to leave your home and family and start a new life in a different country.

Celebrating five years of local theatre, i-Start Chinese Theatre brings this unique story to the stage, performed in Mandarin.

Presented By


I-start Chinese Theatre is the first Chinese theatre in New Zealand, now it is its fifth anniversary. Since 2014, they have produced five original plays.  All of them received excellent reviews from the audiences, Chinese Media and Local Media. I-start Theatre aims to give Chinese amateur theatre performers a stage on which to show their talents, to realise their dreams, and at the same time provide original stories inspired by real-life, to entertain and inspire our audiences.

Visit our website or Facebook page.