Chimerica is a 2013 play by the British dramatist Lucy Kirkwood directed by Lyndsey Turner. It draws its title from the term Chimerica, referring to the predominance of China and America in modern geopolitics. It premiered at the Almeida Theatre from 20 May 2013 to 6 July 2013, in a production co-produced with Headlong before transferring to the Harold Pinter Theatre. A miniseries of the same name was released in 2019.
|Claudie Blakley||Tessa Kendrick|
|Stephen Campbell Moore||Joe Schofield|
|Vera Chok / Wendy Kweh||Michelle/Mary Chang/Deng|
|Karl Collins||David Barker/Peter Rourke/Paul Kramer/Officer Hyte|
|Trevor Cooper||Frank/Herb/Drug Dealer|
|Nancy Crane||Doreen/Maria Dubiecki/Judy|
|Sean Gilder||Mel Stanwick|
|Sarah Lam||Feng Meihui/Ming Xiaoli|
|Andrew Leung||Young Zhang Lin/Benny|
|David K S Tse||Zhang Wei/Wang Pengsi|
|Benedict Wong||Zhang Lin|
|Rosie Armstrong||Ensemble/Understudy for Tessa Kendrick, Doreen, Maria Dubiecki, Judy|
|Tina Chiang||Ensemble/Understudy for Liuli, Jennifer, Michelle, Mary Chang, Deng, Feng Meihui, Ming Xiaoli|
|Christopher Hollinshead||Ensemble/Understudy for Joe Schofield|
|Math Sams||Ensemble/Understudy for David Barker, Peter Rourke, Paul Kramer, Officer Hyte, Frank, Herb, Drug Dealer, Mel Stanwick|
|Kevin Shen||Ensemble/Understudy for Zhang Lin, Young Zhang Lin, Benny, Zhang Wei, Wang Pengsi|
The Almeida production was described in one review as "fluent and seductive", with a "filmic quality", with the multiple set changes well-handled.
- "Chimerica | Almeida Theatre, London". Almeida.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
- "Chimerica, Harold Pinter Theatre". Ambassador Theatre Group. Retrieved 7 Oct 2013.
- Chimerica Programme. London: Almeida Theatre. 2013.
- Henry Hitchings (2013-05-29). "Chimerica, Almeida Theatre - theatre review - Theatre - Going Out". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 2013-10-13.
- Brown, Mark. "Olivier awards 2014: Almeida theatre defeats West End giants" The Guardian, 13 April 2014
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