White Pearl

Anchuli Felicia King

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It’s just a fun ad. Now the whole world is going crazy.

In Singapore, Clearday™ has developed from a small start-up company to a leading international cosmetic brand in less than a year. But when a draft of the company’s latest skin cream advert is leaked, the video goes viral globally for all the wrong reasons.

YouTube views are in the thousands and keep climbing; anger is building on social media; and journalists are starting to cover the story. This is an international PR nightmare; the company cannot be seen to be racist, they’ve got to get it taken down before America wakes up.

It’s on BUZZFEED. It’s on BUZZFEED. We’re not defending it.

White Pearl marks writer Anchuli Felicia King’s international playwriting debut. It premiered in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 10 May 2019 in a production directed by Nana Dakin.


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'White Pearl is a little gem... This is a bracingly funny play that, like Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, shows women are no more immune than men to capitalism’s insidious corruption.' - The Guardian

‘A scathing, gleefully nasty corporate satire’ - The Stage

'It has a boldness, ambition and acerbic humour on a scale that makes you sit up and pay attention.' - Time Out

'King’s writing has that quality where almost every line whip-cracks through the air and leaves a welt.' - The Upcoming



Anchuli Felicia King

Anchuli Felicia King is a playwright and multidisciplinary artist of Thai-Australian descent. As a playwright, Felicia is interested in linguistic hybrids, digital cultures and issues of globalization. Her plays are being produced at the Royal Court (London), Studio Theater (D.C.), American Shakespeare Center (Staunto ...

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