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The Nightingale

Design & Making

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Bute Theatre, 2024

Based on the Fairytale - Hans Christian Andersen

Composer - Yutong (Linette) Lou

Set, Costume & Video Content - Yijing Chen

Lighting - Justin Wu

Photographer - Yifei Lu, Yijing Chen

Two nightingales represent different choices, responsibility or freedom. A young emperor struggles to make a decision in a dream world.


A music-led dance performance set in ancient China, adapted from Andersen’s fairytale “The Nightingale”.

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