Linda Duan, who starred in Doctor Strange, to perform in Diss
A British-Chinese actress, known for her role in a Hollywood blockbuster, is excited to perform in a Norfolk market town.
Linda Duan, who starred alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton in Marvel’s Doctor Strange, will appear on stage at the Corn Hall in Diss this weekend.
The 25-year-old, who is from Colchester, played the part of Tina Minoru in the 2016 superhero film, which is based on the Marvel comics.
She said: “I’m really excited to be coming to Diss. I travel all over the world for my job.
“I’ve just come back from a trip to China where I was working with Christopher Walken (Catch Me If You Can), so it’s nice to be visiting some places closer to home.”
Now touring with Packing Shed Theatre Company over the summer, Linda will play the role of Nina in All Hail MacBeth.
The play mixes comedy, high drama and a little bit of magic, while telling a modern-day imagined version of the backstories of the three witches in Shakespeare’s play.
It is co-written by actor Elly Kent-Dyson alongside Packing Shed’s artistic director Neil D’Arcy-Jones.
“I’ve never been to Diss before, but my director says it’s a beautiful town, so we’re going to get there early to have a look around,” said Linda.
She added: “I’m especially looking forward to performing at the Corn Hall. I absolutely love history, so performing in this incredible building is going to be a real treat for me, and the rest of the cast, I’m sure.”
Linda, who studied at the Ecole Philippe Gaulier in France for a year, was also involved in working on the academy award-winning musical film Bohemian Rhapsody as a stunt performer.
Angela Sykes, programme manager at the Corn Hall, said: “We regularly have well-known and excellent professional actors and performers at the Corn Hall, but I think this is the first time it’s someone who has co-starred in a blockbuster film, alongside no less than Benedict Cumberbatch.”
She added: “We are really excited.”
The play, which takes place on June 29, consists of an all-female cast and live music courtesy of a female close harmony singing trio, who will be performing modern classics like Creep by Radiohead and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper.
For ticket information and details about All Hail MacBeth visit the Corn Hall website.