‘Slick, clever and disquieting…this young company is definitely onto something.’

– Lyn Gardner, The Guardian 


‘ What it took Ontroerend Goed’s Audience an entire show and plenty of controversy to achieve, Made in China manage in five minutes’                                                    

– Exuent


‘a really special performance talent’

– Total Theatre 


‘the talent blazes’                                                                                   – The Scotsman


‘Yes, I’ve had that feeling. I’m feeling it now.’

– A Younger Theatre 


Jess and Chris claim to be lifelong friends. But they also claim each other are liars. And that they are eyewitnesses to the majority of the key world events of the last hundred years. We Hope That You’re Happy (Why Would we Lie?) is a hilarious and unsettling examination of what it means to be a tuned in, delusional and unwitting consumer in a hyper communicative world. Flat-out, unhinged and strangely normal, featuring a cooler full of beer and icecream, a preposterous repeated dance routine, two kilos of flour… and a lot of ketchup.


24/01/13 – SOUTH STREET ARTS, Reading

30/11/12 – WORD OF WARNING AT Z-ARTS,  Manchester

27 and 28/11/12 – SHOWROOM, Chichester

23 and 24/11/12 – LANTERN, Sheffield

21 and 22/11/12 – WARWICK ARTS CENTRE, Warwick

17/11/12 – HULL TRUCK, Hull

8 to 10/11/12 – TRAVERSE, Edinburgh

13 and 14/07/12 – I LIKE TO WATCH TOO FESTIVAL, Amsterdam

18 and 19/07/12 – PARABOLA ARTS CENTRE, Cheltenham

17/05/12 – THE BASEMENT, Brighton

10/05/12  – ICIA, Bath

5 to the 24/3/12 – BAC, London

Feb 2012 – THE JUNCTION, Cambridge (double bill with Dan Canham’s 30 Cecil Street)

29/09/11 to the 1/10/11 – BAC, London

25 and 26/08/11  – FOREST FRINGE, Edinburgh

4/6/11 – SHOWTiME, Riverside Studios, London 








Created by Made In China with Christopher Brett Bailey

Developed with Support from National Theatre Studio, The Junction and The Basement.

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