Just the ticket

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 August, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 10 August, 2001, 12:00am

Remember Super!, that wildly popular television show where local funnyman Eric Tsang Chi-wa subjected the participants to cruel games such as eating wasabi-laden sushi? It was such a hit in its run last year that Tsang decided to spin the idea into a stage production. Entitled Supershow (below), it takes elements from the TV programme and adds a dash of stand-up comedy, dance, and music. It also stars some of Tsang's pals - Chin Ka-lok, Jerry Lamb Hiu-fung and Belinda Hamnett.

August 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 31; 8pm. August 11, 18, 25; 3pm. Lyric Theatre, Academy for Performing Arts. $100-$420 Ticketek.

Springtime Stage Productions is still proving it is Hong Kong's best when it comes to Broadway-style plays with its latest offering, Dark Tales. Based on a traditional Chinese ghost story, Spring-time has managed to get former Category III actress Rachel Lee Lai-chun and veteran singer Cheng Siu-chau to fill the lead roles.

August 10-September 22. Jockey Club Auditorium, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hunghom. 7.45pm every night except Monday. $180-$480 Ticketek.

Monsters don't usually find their way to the acclaimed repertoire of Chung Ying Theatre, but this is the summer and there is nothing wrong with having a little fun. Its International Arts Carnival offering, Knack Kick, tells the story of a 13-year-old boy who is accidentally transmitted into a video game, and has to battle some pretty nasty characters.

August 10, 7.30pm; August 11-12, 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Cultural Centre Studio Theatre. $120-$160. Also August 17, 7.30pm; August 18-19, 2.30pm. Sha Tin Town Hall. $120 Urbtix: 2734 9009.