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Theatre Festivals

A Power Plant of art in Kowloon park

The Hong Kong Arts Festival is presenting 'Power Plant:', an exhibition of installation art, at the Kowloon Walled City Park. The project is led by British producer Simon Chatterton and five visual and sound artists.

Monday, 28 February, 2011, 12:00am

Mongolian bluegrass has jaws dropping at Fringe Club

The Fringe Club's City Festival kicked off on Thursday night with a reception in its roof garden. The festival is now in its ninth year, and artistic director Benny Chia Chun-heng and chairwoman Wailee Chow continue to thrive by offering a programme that is offbeat and entertaining.

14 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Virgins and vets put their bums on seats in Singapore

Theatre audiences in Singapore have been growing in recent years, but small troupes with more esoteric works can still find it difficult to fill seats. The third annual M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is taking a more targeted approach to get audiences to sample challenging work.

28 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Literature live

Hear the writers talk about their craft. This year's festival covers the broadest range of genres yet

March 6

The Journey Home

Who Readings by Jess Rowe, Dave McKirdy, Robin Minietta, Madeleine Marie Slavick, Elsie Tu

Where St John's Cathedral

When 6pm

Price Free

March 7

25 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

The Overcoat

The Overcoat

Theatre du Pif's version of Gogol's tragi-comedy of a lonely clerk whose life is transformed by a new coat. This version was the critics' choice at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2001. In English. Today-Sat, and Mar 1-3, 8.30pm. Fringe Theatre, 2 Lr Albert Rd, Central. $85-$120. Inquiries: 2521 7251

25 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Stretch your imagination

A fringe festival is, according to founder and head of the Hong Kong Fringe Club Benny Chia, 'always a dramatic and hazardous event'.

8 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Fringe benefits

THERE HAS BEEN some sneering, a bit of grumbling, and even a touch of pity from Hong Kong art-lovers as they watch the annual festival at the Fringe Club get smaller every year.

1 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

24-hour city

What the Fringe Festival lost in size, this year its incarnation City JanFest has made up for in part with innovation by offering an 'all-nighter' with a difference. This unique multi-layered event at the Fringe Club caters for almost all tastes and most of it is free.

24 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

STOLEN (in English)

What would you do if your child was taken from you? Or your children, your whole family? And not by some stranger but by the authorities. In Stolen, a play about the generations of Aborigines removed en masse from their parents, the twist is that the welfare authorities have become the bogey men, the people with whom you threaten your children in order to get them to behave.

24 Jul 2000 - 12:00am


The Fringe Festival has reinvented itself as the City Festival, with performances at the Fringe Club. Bookings can be made on 2521-7251 or 2734-9009.

'If you only see one play at the [Edinburgh] Festival, see Adolf' BBC Radio Four. Pip Utton gives a chilling portrayal of Adolf Hitler's final days in power. From January 14-20. $120.

3 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

You can afford a few risks at the Fringe

THE great thing about the Fringe Festival, which starts tomorrow and runs until February 3, is that everything on offer is in manageable, inexpensive chunks.

Unlike its glamorous cousin, the Arts Festival, which requires months of planning, considerable financial outlay and then three hour performances, you can afford to take a few risks.

4 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

From dead poets to mad mimes

WHAT better way to start a Fringe Festival where the overall theme seems to have become sex and its various guises, than with Nigel Miles-Thomas' horny Lord Byron? A lawyer instructed him in how to be a lord, and a serving girl instructed him - when he was 10 - in how to be a man, he informed the audience with a leering smile.

9 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Up side of Down Under link

AN UNEXPECTED result of Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating's pro-Asia policies is that lots of strange acts are turning up at Hong Kong's Fringe Festival. For the Australian consulate, supporting surreal opera or sound-effects clowns such as the Umbilical Brothers this year is Australian tax payers' money well spent.

8 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Artists all fired up for the Fringe Festival

Festival fires up . . . the 1995 Fringe Festival began last night with an Ice House Street party attended by sponsors, theatre-goers, actors and a transvestite or two. Planet Vaudeville's Paul Nathan, far right, insisted on setting fire to his foot. Dancers, musicians, thespians and assorted lunatics will perform until January 28.

7 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Violinist's bow to tradition

THE Fringe Festival continues to dominate the next fortnight with a rich variety of stage performances, but there are other significant events not presented under its eclectic umbrella.

25 Jan 1994 - 12:00am