What's On

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 12 April, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 12 April, 2005, 12:00am


The Coffin is Too Big for the Hole is a one-man show in Cantonese performed by veteran stage actor Lee Chun-chow. It will be staged tomorrow and Thursday, at 7.30pm, at the Shouson Theatre of the Hong Kong Arts Centre.

The satirical drama is one of the most important works of the late Kuo Pao-kun who was an influential dramatist in the Singaporean arts scene.

Directed by Chan Ping-chiu, the story revolves around the funeral of an old man.

His eldest grandchild wants to provide a proper burial for his grandfather.

But on the day, he discovers that the coffin is too big for the hole allocated.

Tickets priced $95 (adults) and $60 (students) are available from Urbtix on 2734 9009.


International drummer Steve Smith will host a drum clinic today, at 8pm, in the Theatre of Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre.

Smith began playing drums at nine. He was selected as one of the Top 25 Drummers of All Time in 2001 and was voted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2002.

An autograph session will be held after the clinic. Tickets cost $80 can be obtained from Urbtix. For more information, call 2737 7602.


Tuesday, April 12

1996: Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Towers were declared the world's tallest buildings; they have since been overtaken by Taipei's 101 tower

1861: The American Civil War began when the Confederate Army attacked For Sumter in South Carolina

1954: Bill Haley and the Comets recorded Rock Around the Clock

1980: Samuel Doe was installed as head of state in Liberia after President Tolbert was assassinated in a coup

2004: Canada began its largest seal cull for 50 years, despite protests by environmentalists and animal rights groups