Same Same Different is inspired by Naomi Sumner Chan’s own experiences as a trans-racial adoptee, having been adopted from Hong Kong in the 1980s into a white British family. This new verbatim play gives adoptees from all over the world the opportunity to share their stories in their own words and reveal what it’s like to grow up in a family and community who might look very different to themselves.
Rather than focusing on the adoption process, the play explores what growing up in an adoptive family is like for an adoptee and what happens after the ‘happy ending’ of going home to your ‘forever family’.
Adoption isn’t the end of the story but the start of a whole new life!
Commissioned by Eclipse Theatre and presented by Brush Stroke Order with support from York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre.
A Q&A will be held after the show.