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State Theatre Company South Australia and Adina Apartment Hotels presents the La Boite Theatre Company production

By Michelle Law

Single Asian Female

Season Finished
Season Cancelled


We regret to announce that due to the recent announcement of the closure of the Adelaide Festival Centre until 30 April 2020, we are obliged to cancel this season of Single Asian Female.

This decision has been made with respect to the federal and state governments’ public health advice in dealing with the risk of spreading novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please see our announcement for further details.

Where are you from… originally?

Inside the Golden Phoenix, a humble Chinese restaurant on the Sunshine Coast, two generations of Wong women stand at a crossroads. Mei is a teenager grappling with her identity and getting ready for her school formal; while Zoe is eternally single and having a quarter-life crisis after some seriously terrible dates. At the centre of it all is Pearl, the whip-smart, brutally honest matriarch of the family. But Pearl is harbouring a secret that could change their lives forever.

Michelle Law’s (Homecoming Queens) riotous family comedy bursts onto the stage after sold out seasons around the nation. Brilliantly funny and incisive, Single Asian Female is a heart-warming story about love, family and karaoke from one of Australia’s most exciting writers.

I breathed a sigh of relief (and slapped my thighs a lot) when I saw this fantastic La Boite production. A play reflecting a slice of Australian life not often seen on Australian stages and one that packs an emotional king hit under its good-natured heart. One of the most feel-good nights you’ll ever have in a theatre. Mitchell

Single Asian Female contains mild coarse language, sexual references and adult themes.

Run time: Approx 2 hours and 20 mins


★★★★★ The Australian

“Sweet and sour comedy/drama is a little revolution.” Sydney Morning Herald

“No topic is taboo in Michelle Law’s impressive debut” The Guardian

  • Director

    Claire Christian
  • Set & Costume Designer

    Moe Assaad
  • Lighting Designer

    Keith Clark
  • Sound Designer

    Wil Hughes
  • With

    Jing-Xuan Chan
    Patrick Jhanur
    Tatum Mottin
    Courtney Stewart
    Hsiao-Ling Tang