Comic characters stage grand Christmas return

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 01 November, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 01 November, 1994, 12:00am

LEAPING out of the pages of popular Hong Kong comic books and coming to life on stage are the characters of Old Master Q , a delightful musical presented by the Chung Ying Theatre Company.

The show is film director Clifton Ko Chi-sum's theatre treatment of Alphonso Wong's evergreen comics.

Tickets for the six performances in November are all sold out, but Chung Ying is giving 12 extra shows in December as a Christmas treat. The performances will be given at the Drama Theatre of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Old Master Q will be performed by an all-Chung Ying cast, with Alan Wong as Old Master Q and Lee Chun-chow as Dai Fan Shu.

The Christmas schedule is as follows: December 15-18, 20-21, 23 and 26 at 7.30 pm daily.

December 17-18, 24 and 26 at 2.30 pm.

Tickets are priced at $95, $75 and $55. Postal booking is now available. For more information, call the Chung Ying Theatre Company on 521-6628. Counter bookings begin on November 15 at urbtix outlets.