DRAMA FOR CHARITY Hamlet, a charity initiative by Theatre Action, will be staged on Thursday and Friday at 7.30pm at the Hong Kong Arts Centre's Shouson Theatre. Based on the William Shakespeare classic about a young man beset with guilt for his inability to avenge his father's murder, this 'modern' version - directed by Mike Ingham - is tailor-made for local audiences. The drama combines dance and rock music, and features performers from diverse backgrounds. They include RTHK's Jonathan Douglas, democracy activist Leung Kwok-hung (aka Long Hair), and Jessica Yeung, assistant professor of translation at Hong Kong Baptist University. The play will be performed in English with Chinese surtitles. All cast and crew of this stage production are offering their services on a voluntary basis. All proceeds from ticket sales wll be used to fund extra girls' classes in poor areas of the mainland. Tickets at $1,000, $500, $200, $100 (adults) and $80 (students) can be purchased through HK Ticketing on 31 288 288. PIANO RECITAL Award-winning pianist Zhao Yinyin will perform at the Hong Kong City Hall on Friday at 8pm. Born in China, Zhao began playing the piano at the age of four. He gained international attention after winning the Australian Broadcasting Co-operation Young Artist of the Year Award in 1994. Tickets at $220, $150, and $90 for adults, with half-price for students, can be obtained through Urbtix on 2734 9009.