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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 June, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 June, 2007, 12:00am

You play a ruthless killer in the Nonsensemakers' adaptation of Ben Elton's black comedy Popcorn. How difficult is such a transformation?

TV newsreader-turned-actress Jo Ngai Yee-shan:

'Playing a cold-blooded killer is a great challenge. She's cruel and wild - completely different from me. Can you imagine how I look with an AK-47 in a gun fight?

'I've also been reading books on criminology, trying to understand the mental state of psychopathic killers.

'I've always like acting. Theatre is my favourite art form. That's why I founded the Nonsensemakers with a group of drama enthusiasts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1991.

'Most of our productions are dark comedies. We hope to convey thought-provoking messages behind the laughter. Like Popcorn - it's a satire about a society where no one wants to take responsibility, and the role of media.'

Popcorn, Jul 6-14, 8pm (weekend matinees, 3pm), Hong Kong

Cultural Centre, Studio Theatre, HK$150-HK$380 (charity opening night) Urbtix. Inquiries: 9735 0233


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