A teacher will relive his teenage rock 'n' roll dream when he brings a story about two punk rockers to the stage next month at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. The comedy, titled Part Time Punks, is part of this year's Faust Festival - one of Hong Kong's most popular arts events. Produced by Not So Loud Theatre Company, it was written by Neil Harris, a drama teacher at Sha Tin College. 'The music is the inspiration. I was about 14 when punk was really big, and it had a big influence on me,' said Harris, who will play the character Barry and also direct. The story revolves around Barry and Colin (Jim Lewis), two friends who perform together as part-time lounge singers. Their talent is spotted by Simone Bartley-Harkett (Penny Day), a music manager who repackages the pair as punk rockers. Their transformation is successful, but complications arise when Simone falls for Collin and the friendship between the men is marred by fame. Harris, who described the show as a 'rock musical', has written six songs that will be performed live by the band The Other Half to complement the action on stage. 'I try to involve music as much as possible in any theatre production that I do because I love music,' said Harris, who is a member of the band Junk Mail. 'The music starts fairly soft because the characters also begin as quite soft. But as they become more punk, the songs become more aggressive.' Punk is renown for its aggressive style that can sometimes be frightening. But Harris said he only had fond memories about the music. 'I came from a very rural area [in Britain] and there wasn't much to do before punk came along,' said Harris. After punk arrived, 'there would be three or four bands performing in every village every Friday and Saturday night and there were loads of things to do. The great thing was that the barriers came down and everybody could try and have a go.' The liberating effect of punk music remains a fascination to teenagers around the world. Lewis said there was an innocent element to the seemingly destructive music. 'In a way, punk is a pure thing. There is no agenda and you simply have an urge to break free and get all your frustrations - with your parents, teachers, the government and any establishment figure - out of your system. 'But it is not organised and is more an individual thing,' Lewis said. A strong emphasis on giving a free rein to your emotions is the spirit of punk - a quality the music shares with theatre performances or any kind of artistic expression. 'You don't need rules and can do things in a new way,' said Harris. 'You can write an original play, drama or music. It is great fun and a great way to spend your time.' Part Time Punks will run at the McAulay Studio from June 2-4 at 8.30pm. Call 2734 9009 for reservations.