A Kakilang production, co-produced by Curve Theatre and co-commissioned by The Place

Saving Face



From British Chinese choreographer and theatre maker Si Rawlinson comes Saving Face, a comedy, word, and dance show about four office colleagues hiding in plain sight, discovering what happens when buried things come up for air. Invisible illness and private struggle might make you relatable, but maybe just do your job, ok?

Saving Face is performed by dancers Yukiko Masui, Jamaal O’Driscoll, Lisa Chearles and Rawlinson himself. The show uses interdisciplinary theatre to push the boundaries of storytelling, mixing hip hop and contemporary dance, dialogue and physical theatre, finding humour and comfort in the things that make us human.

Produced by Kakilang, commissioned by Curve Theatre, and The Place.

Age guidance: 12+

Show Warning: This performance contains moderate adult themes of illness and relationships.
Running time: 60mins (no interval)



£12 Under 16s, 16-26 yrs and/or Students (with a free 16-26 & Student Membership), and Curve Connect
£2 off Groups 10+
15% off
for Members

*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Director: Si Rawlinson
Performers: Si Rawlinson, Yukiko Masui, Jamaal O’Driscoll, Lisa Chearles
Designer: Christine Ting – Huan 挺歡 Urquhart
Production Manager: Jack Boissieux
Assistant Producer: Katrina Man
Stage Manager: Vivi Wei

Photography: Dan Lowenstein
Production Photography: Lidia Crisafulli

Opening Act for Saving Face on Fri 26 May:
(3rd year BA (Hons) Dance)
Lola Mummery, Harriet Riley, Radek Swiderik 
(1st year BA (Hons) Dance)
Madi Atkinson, Isla Breach, Hadija Brittain,
Yaorao Cai, Zhaowei CaiDanny Gardner,
Hannah Greenwood, Tom May, Emma Merchant-Locke,
Amy Moody-Smith, Brad PaynePoppy Ryder, Vanessa Unsudimi

Opening Act for Saving Face on Sat 27 May:
Company Apidae – Previewing a snippet of their work DiSSENSiON.
Dancers: Aidan Yau, Shaq Shadare, and Ellie Baker


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Cast & Creative

Si Rawlinson

Yukiko Masui

Lisa Chearles

Jamaal O’Driscoll