Book now for The Merchant of Venice, Hong Kong Sevens kick-off party and Shirley Kwan

Watch Jonathan Pryce’s stagecraft, get down with David Hasselhoff and catch a rare live glimpse of the elusive Canto-pop superstar

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 March, 2016, 8:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 03 March, 2016, 8:00am

The Merchant of Venice

British actor Jonathan Pryce will lead the cast of The Merchant of Venice, an upcoming Globe Theatre production that will come to Hong Kong in September. The star of Wolf Hall and Game of Thrones will take on the role of Shylock, one of Shakespeare’s more complex characters, in this play about tolerance, justice and forgiveness. The Guardian says Pryce’s Shylock is “of weight, gravity and considerable complexity”

Lyric Theatre, Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai.

September 7-10, 7.45pm, September 10, 11, 2.30pm, HK$355 -HK$795 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2547 7150

Hong Kong Sevens kick-off concert

The Hong Kong Seven returns this year with a pre-tournament concert on April 6, to be hosted by Knight Rider and Baywatch star David Hasselhoff. The line-up will include Scottish band The Proclaimers and Abba tribute band Björn Again. The concert will be a “warm-up act” to the Sevens weekend, which is the biggest event on the local sporting calendar. Tickets for the Hong Kong Sevens can be booked through viagogo.com

Sevens Village, IRC, 63 Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay.

April 6, HK$199 ticketflap.com

The Best of Shirley Kwan 25 Live 2016

Canto-pop diva Shirley Kwan Suk-yee celebrates her belated 25th anniversary in showbiz with a concert in April at the Hong Kong Coliseum. One of the most talented singers on the local music scene, Kwan maintains a low profile so this is a rare chance to see her performing live.

Hong Kong Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Road, Hung Hom.

April 23, 8.15pm, HK$280, HK$480 and HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2111 5999