THE LONESOME DEATH OF ENG BUNKER

PRESENTED BY Tobi Poster-Su & Wattle and Daub
On January 17th 1874, Eng Bunker woke to discover his conjoined twin brother Chang was dead. Using puppetry, music and striptease, this is the story of Eng’s final hours; alone for the first time in his life.

On January 17th 1874, Eng Bunker woke to discover his brother Chang was dead. The twin brothers, Siamese immigrants and entertainers who had carved out an uneasy space in the rotten heart of the American dream, were conjoined by a band of cartilage and shared a liver.

This is the story of Eng’s final hours; alone for the first time in his life. Using puppetry, music and striptease, this is a gothic horror about siblinghood, diaspora and the brutal cost of assimilation; about being entirely alone in the universe, and about waking up chained to a dead body.


Commissioned by Kakilang as part of Kakilang Festival 2023.

4-9 APR
7:45PM (TUE-SAT)
4:30PM (SUN)
£16 STANDARD
£14 CONCESSION
£13 EARLY BIRD (UNTIL 31 DEC)

THE LONESOME DEATH OF ENG BUNKER

PRESENTED BY Tobi Poster-Su & Wattle and Daub
On January 17th 1874, Eng Bunker woke to discover his conjoined twin brother Chang was dead. Using puppetry, music and striptease, this is the story of Eng’s final hours; alone for the first time in his life.

On January 17th 1874, Eng Bunker woke to discover his brother Chang was dead. The twin brothers, Siamese immigrants and entertainers who had carved out an uneasy space in the rotten heart of the American dream, were conjoined by a band of cartilage and shared a liver.

This is the story of Eng’s final hours; alone for the first time in his life. Using puppetry, music and striptease, this is a gothic horror about siblinghood, diaspora and the brutal cost of assimilation; about being entirely alone in the universe, and about waking up chained to a dead body.


Commissioned by Kakilang as part of Kakilang Festival 2023.

4-9 APR
7:45PM (TUE-SAT)
4:30PM (SUN)
£16 STANDARD
£14 CONCESSION
£13 EARLY BIRD (UNTIL 31 DEC)

Cast: TBC

Production Team

Writer 

Tobi Poster-Su

Director 

Tanuja Amarasuriya

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Content Warnings

Themes of racism, death, sex.

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Age Recommendation

16+

Duration

1h