Just the ticket
If you have not pencilled Hong Kong Ballet's summer production, Mu Lan, in your calendar, then you are missing out. China's favourite heroine gets a make-over in this brand new production choreographed by the talented Matther Hart. Artistic director Stephen Jeffries shows his flair for creating bigger and more extravagant ballets and Mu Lan is no doubt going to have its place in the company's permanent repertoire. Four dancers, including principals Eriko Ochiai, Ayako Fujioka and Faye Leung will take turns dancing the part of Mu Lan, a young village girl in ancient China who disguises herself as a man to fight invaders.
August 10-12, Kwai Tsing Theatre; August 17-19, Sha Tin Town Hall.
What can take place between a marriage registration officer and newlyweds? Usually, nothing much, considering the average Hong Kong civil marriage ceremony lasts less than 30 minutes. But Yu Seng Drama Club has managed to write and produce a 90-minute play, Faithfully, on the life of a marriage registration officer and
his experience with six couples.
July 29-August 1, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central. Tickets $65-$85 from Fringe box office. Tel: 2521 7251.
In the mood for a few laughs? The Punchline Comedy Club is hosting two stand-up comedians from the London circuit. Don't let Paul Zerdin's (above) group of puppets fool you, the ventriloquist uses a bunch of cute and cuddly characters to deliver some of the most biting material around. Appearing with Zerdin is Eddie Brill, a veteran in both London and
New York and a regular on the David Letterman Show.
August 9-11, 9pm, The Viceroy, 2/F, Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Hong Kong. Tickets $220 from Cityline: 2317 6666.