SAME SAME DIFFERENT is a new verbatim play about adoption, identity and belonging; sharing stories gathered from adoptees living all over the world.   



By Naomi Sumner Chan

A Slate commission by Eclipse Theatre

In  partnership with York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre
Directed by Alyx Tole

Produced by Benedict Power

SAME SAME DIFFERENT is a new verbatim play by Naomi Sumner Chan, exploring adoption, identity and belonging; sharing stories gathered from adoptees around the world.

Inspired by Naomi’s own experiences as a Trans-racial adoptee, adopted from Hong Kong into a White British family, the play reveals what it’s like to grow up in a family and community who don’t look like you. Adoptees of all ages are given the opportunity to share their stories in their own words, reflecting on what they perceive to be the similarities and differences between themselves and their family members.

The play asks: does nature or nurture most influence a person’s identity? What makes you, you?

Spring Tour 2019

York Theatre Royal

26th/27th April 7.45pm

01904 623568

Cast, Doncaster

1st May 7.15pm

01302 303 959

Theatre in the Mill, Bradford

2nd May 7.30pm

01274 233 200

Barnard Castle School

3rd May 7.30pm

01833 690222

Gala Theatre Durham  

4th May 8pm

03000 2666 600

Theatre Royal Wakefield

7th May 7.45pm

01924 211 311

Harrogate Theatre    

8th May 7.45pm

01423 502 116

Theatre Deli, Sheffield

9th May 7.45pm

0114 278 6500

Waterside, Sale          

10th May 8pm

0161 912 5616

Oldham Library Performance Space

15th May 7pm

0161 770 8000