The Snow King – The Mini Panto

EVENT DETAILS It’s that time of year again – oh yes it is! That fabulous musical extravaganza, the mini-panto is back. Based on Hong Kong Players’ Christmas panto, The Snow Queen which More »

Hong Kong Players presents: The Virtuous Burglar & A Cut in the Rates

Hong Kong Players present an evening of two hilarious plays presented by two directors and a wonderful cast in the McAulay Theatre, Arts Centre Wan Chai. HK Players presents a double bill More »

 

Hong Kong Players presents: The Virtuous Burglar & A Cut in the Rates

Hong Kong Players present an evening of two hilarious plays presented by two directors and a wonderful cast in the McAulay Theatre, Arts Centre Wan Chai.

HK Players presents a double bill of hilarious one-act comedies. In The Virtuous Burglar by Dario Fo, a burglar is discovered when the owner of the flat returns unexpectedly with his mistress. The situation turns to farce when the owner’s wife arrives and the burglar is forced to pretend the mistress is his wife. In Alan Ayckbourn’s A Cut in the Rates, Miss Pickhart visits the illusionist Ratchet on official Town Hall business, and she discovers a sinister secret. It seems one of his magic tricks may have gone horribly wrong!

 

 

 

The Snow King – The Mini Panto

EVENT DETAILS

It’s that time of year again – oh yes it is! That fabulous musical extravaganza, the mini-panto is back. Based on Hong Kong Players’ Christmas panto, The Snow Queen which was staged during the 2016 Christmas season, the mini panto is a musical entertainment starring seven young people with Down Syndrome who will get up onstage to share their talent and their endless enthusiasm with audiences.

This year’s event marks the third year running that Hong Kong Players is joining forces with the Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association to create a magical mini panto. The first two shows have both been joyous occasions in a room full of love and this year’s promises more of the same – with stand-out performances and songs including True Colours and Ice Ice Baby.

Last year we stepped into the magical world of Cinderella and this year we are heading to the Snow Kingdom, where all is dismal and cold – and it’s not just down to the weather! The Snow King is unhappy and he wants everyone else to be unhappy too. Come along and find out who will save the day by making the Snow King smile again and letting the sun come out!

Where:  Grappa’s Cellar, Jardine House, Central
Time:  12:00pm – 1:30pm (Door opens at 11:50am)
Fee: HK$120 (included one free drink)
Free for aged 3 or below (Drink and seat are not included)

All profits from the event go to the English-speaking group of the HKDSA.

Book here and call the venue on 2521 2322 for Lunch and Table reservations.

www.hongkongplayers.com

www.hk-dsa.org.hk

Commedia Dell’Arte & Mask Workshops with Kevin Tomlinson of KEPOW

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Kevin Tomlinson is a founding member of the UK’s KEPOW Theatre Company. Award winning KEPOW was founded in 1991 by Kevin and fellow Hull University Drama student Paul Jenkins, and is one of Europe’s leading improvisation and mask-based theatre companies. You can find further information about KEPOW’s history and shows on their website: http://kepowtheatre.co.uk/index.htm

The Hong Kong Players have the distinct pleasure of hosting two workshops this coming November with Kevin. Kevin is an experienced workshop leader, who has taught actors, writers, directors & students. He taught at the Royal National Theatre for five years, and for the British Council overseas.

Both workshops are open to the public with limited spots available. In both workshops techniques will be taught through a series of enjoyable, easy to understand practical exercises. *Please note these workshops are open to adult participants only.

Workshop One: A focus on Commedia Dell’Arte
When:
Sunday November 13, 2016
16:00 – 18:00

Workshop Two:
Mask Work
When:
Monday November 14, 2016
19:30 – 21:30

Location:
‘Spooky 3’ – The Rehearsal Venue
3/F, On Tat Building (Block D), 3-5 Pat Tat St, San Po Kong (near Diamond Hill), Kowloon
Click to download a printable map with instructions

Cost:
$250 per workshop or $400 for participants who sign up for both workshops.

To register please complete the signup form at this LINK
http://tinyurl.com/HKPworkshopNOV16

Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment and will be on a first come first serve basis. For more information please contact Kath O’Connor at kath_oconnor@hotmail.com

Hong Kong Players presents PERFORMANCE – Seven Ages by Kevin Tomlinson

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The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde


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Wilde’s classic play was first performed in London in 1895, and has become one of the best-loved comedies in the English canon. Curtain Call Productions and Hong Kong Players are delighted to bring this trivial comedy, under the inspired direction of Jodi Gilchrist, to the Hong Kong stage. Two young gentlemen living in 1890’s England use the same pseudonym (“Ernest”) on the sly so that they can avoid boring social commitments. This is fine until they both fall in love with women also using that name for their devices, leading to a clever comedy of mistaken identities viagra prix en pharmacie paris. Wilde described the play as “exquisitely trivial, a delicate bubble of fancy and it has its philosophy: we should treat all the trivial things seriously, and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality.”
Where: McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wanchai
When: January 28 -30 8pm, January 31 2.30pm and 8pm
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Down Syndrome Association with HK Players present – Cinderella The Mini-Panto

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Hong Kong Players Ltd and the HK Down Syndrome Association

Present

Cinderella – The Mini Panto

Grappa’s Cellar April 16, 2016. 12.30pm.

It’s that time of year again – oh yes it is! –  the much anticipated mini-panto is back! This mini musical entertainment stars seven young people with Down Syndrome who will be getting up on-stage to share their talent and their endless enthusiasm with audiences.

This is the second year that Hong Kong Players have joined with the Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association to create a magical mini panto based on Players’ annual Christmas show, which was staged at Udderbelly Theatre in December 2015. Last year’s mini-show was a joyous occasion in a room full of love, and this year’s show promises more of the same – with stand-out performances and songs including Call Me Maybe and When You Believe.

Following Little Red Riding Hood in 2015, this year we are in the magical world of Cinderella. So come along and support these fantastic young people – aged from seven to 35 – who are giving their all in this big-hearted hour of fun!

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the English-speaking group of the

Hong Kong Down Syndrome Association

For enquiries and reservations call 3694 0996 or contact jothy.kwan@hk-dsa.org.hk

What:Cinderella – The Mini Panto

When: April 16, 2016. 12.30-2.30pm (show starts at 1pm)

Where: Grappa’s Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central

Tickets: $100 (including 1 free drink)

Enquiries and reservations: 3694 0996 or jothy.kwan@hk-dsa.org.hk

More info at:  www.hongkongplayers.com

 

Hong Kong Players Play Reading Sunday 28th June, 6pm

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Dear All,
We are pleased to announce that the Hong Kong Players will be having a play reading evening on Sunday 28th June, 6pm. The purpose of this evening is purely for fun – although we may get an idea or two for future productions.
So if you would like to come along and/or propose an extract from a play to read on the night please send an email for the attention of Kath to producer.hongkongplayers@gmail.com and give it the title “Play reading”. There are a limited number of spaces for the event and it is first come first served!
Details
Venue: Spooky Hall
Date: Sunday 28th June
Time: 6 – 9pm approx.
NB Please note over 18s only at this event.
Looking forward to a great evening.

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Hong Kong Players present…..

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 

One of America’s greatest plays takes us into the home of George and Martha, a

aged college professor and his fiery wife locked in a battle of the sexes. Inviting younger

couple Nick and Honey to the drinks party from hell, things quickly take a darker turn in

Edward Albee’s tragicomedy. As the alcohol flows, so does the wit, invective and spite.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is directed by Jodi Gilchrist and stars Kath O’Connor, Henry

Coombs, Michelle Edwards and Matthew Rawcliffe.

When: February 17th-20th at 8pm

Where: McAulay Studio, HK Arts Centre, Wanchai

Tickets: Adults $280; Concessions (students, seniors, disabled) $220

Credit Card Hotline: 2111 5999

On-line booking: www.urbtix.hk

Also available from all URBTIX outlets including HK Arts Centre, City Hall, HK Cultural

Centre and Tom Lee Music outlets.