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  1. Stretch your imagination

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... says Performance Exchange's Daniel Foley. Set up in 1981, the touring theatre has performed all over the world. It works on classics including Greek, Shakespeare, Restoration and modern plays. Another literary classic to look out for is Anton Chekhov's The Three Sisters. Regarded by many as one of the best pieces of theatre ever written, this Silver Warehouse production ...

  2. Theatre's $100m renovation at top of agenda

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Advisory committee on Cantonese Opera to discuss venue The $100 million transformation of the Ko Shan Theatre in Hunghom into a base for Cantonese opera will top the agenda for members of a government-appointed advisory committee when they meet for the first time tomorrow. The committee, set up last month, will discuss renovations to make the theatre- already a popular ...

  3. Novels provide stage for theatre epic

    Posted Feb 26th 2004, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... eyebrows were raised when the UK's National Theatre in London announced that they were going to present His Dark Materials on stage. Surely the theatre was setting itself an impossible task with this one? But difficult things had been staged there before and now it was time to tackle the impossible. Nicholas Hytner took over as director of the National Theatre last year and one of the first ...

  4. Centre-stage chairs turn the tables on Asian theatre-goers

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Joyce Hor-Chung Lau

    ... will about a lack of a local literature. The Game- first written and performed by local duo Jim Chim Sui-man and Olivia Yan Wing-pui in 1999- is now a Hong Kong theatre classic. It won four Hong Kong Drama Awards and is in its third run. Finally, forget what you've heard about Cantonese not being a valid language for high-brow culture. Chim and Yan, founders of the decade-old Theatre ...

  5. Exemplary work of the quiet theatre movement

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Jane Dykes

    ... Jane Dykes Tokyo Notes, by Oriza Hirata Seinendan Theatre Company Cultural Centre studio theatre Continues tomorrow One of four dramas that can be seen at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, this short play was well suited to the intimate setting of the Cultural Centre's Studio Theatre. Hirata based his work on the classic Japanese film Tokyo Story (from which the cliche ...

  6. Wong's theatre turn is a record-breaker

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Directed by veteran theatre guru Fredric Mao Chun-fai and writer Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk, the play is an adaptation of English playwright Alan Ayckbourn's black comedy that takes a cynical look at human selfishness. Produced by the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, it tells the story of a trusting nice guy from Hong Kong whose belief in honesty is challenged when he inherits a corrupt business ...

  7. Moving the masses a step in the dance-theatre direction

    Posted Mar 28th 2004, 12:00am by Karen Angel

    ... careers. The Harbour City performance by dancer Xing Liang is a segment from Comedy of K, a dance-theatre piece about the collision of fantasy and reality that exemplifies the CCDC's upping ... will be able to soon start standing on its own two feet. Comedy of K, Kwai Tsing Theatre, April 2-3, 8pm, tickets $120-$500 Urbtix, tel: 2734 9009 ...

  8. Middle Eastern Dance Theatre Leyla Helwa (Beautiful Evening)

    Posted Jul 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A one-hour performance of the best of Middle Eastern dance, originating from Egypt, Turkey and Iran. Performed by Florida-based dancer Tamalyn Dallal. Aug 6, 8pm, Aug 7, 7.30pm and 9.30pm, Studio Theatre, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. $120, $150 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251 ...

  9. Alvin Ailey- American Dance Theatre

    Posted Oct 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alvin Ailey- American Dance Theatre The renowned modern dance company from the US perform a different programme each night. Sat and Oct 10, 8pm, HK Academy for Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai. $120-$680 HKTicketing ...

  10. Dramatic revival for women's theatre

    Posted Oct 04th 2004, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... in the northern city of Kunduz rehearsing a play by an all-girl theatre group on the tyranny of the Taleban, who banned female education. The play is for a national theatre festival due to begin in Kabul next month. Even though Afghan society remains highly conservative and still frowns upon women participating in theatre, the precocious 16-year-old has already directed, written or acted in 15 ...




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