Gumok, a new musical at the Chelsea Theatre

KAA member Seyoung Jeong (정세영) is set designer for the new musical Gumok, which will be receiving two performances at the Chelsea Theatre on 30 June:


Gumok graphic

Date: 30th June, 2012
Place: Chelsea Theatre (SW10 0DR)
Time: 5pm and 8pm
Price: Pay what you like (min. £1)

Project Team Gumok presents a new musical “Gumok” at 5pm and 8pm on 30th June at Chelsea Theatre in London.

“Gumok” is the story of a Korean girl, who was made a victim of sexual slavery by the Japanese Military during the 2nd World War, and is based on a true story.

This show is an experimental piece of musical theatre performed by three female actors. The running time will be approximately 60 minutes without intermission.

We hope this show will raise awareness of the atrocities committed against women during the 2nd World War. There were thousands of victims of the Japanese Military, called ‘The Comfort Women’, Chinese, Malaysian, Indonesian, Taiwanese, Dutch but mostly Korean. Only 63 Korean women are still alive out of the 234 who registered as victims and there have been demonstrations in front of the Japanese Embassy in Korea every Wednesday since 1992. All profits from this show will be donated to the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by the Japanese which officially supports “Gumok”.

Gumok poster

“Gumok” is a collaborative work of Project Team Gumok, a creative group of young Korean artists in the UK and Korea. Jo Cho, director and writer of this piece is a former Korean musical theatre actor, currently a MA student at Arts Educational Schools, London. Gihoon Ju is a composer who studied at the Conservatorio de Santa Cecilia, Italy. And the co-operative choreographer Hany Park is a freelance Korean Traditional dancer and is studying musical theatre in the UK at the moment.

The Cast

Gumok: Jihay Kim | Seul Lee | SooJung Cho

The Creative Team

Director: Jo Cho
Music: Gihoon Ju
Co‐operative Choreographer: Hany Park
Set Designer: Seyoung Jeong
Costume Designer: Shin Young Park
Projection Designer: Gi Young Kwak
Graphic Designer: Jungsu Park
Makeup Designer: Claire Kyung Joo Chung
Photographer: Taemin Song
Assistant Director: Su‐Min Hwang
Production Manger: Song Yee Kim
Producer: Camilla Jung Lee

For more information about “Gumok”, visit

Performed in English and Korean.
All profits will be donated.

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