Hong Kong Players present; I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick Directed by Jodi Gilchrist

     I Hate Hamlet Synopsis & Cast Andrew Rally seems to have it all: instant celebrity from his starring role in a hit TV series; a beautiful girlfriend; a devoted agent; the More »


Hong Kong Players present; I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick Directed by Jodi Gilchrist

     I Hate Hamlet Synopsis & Cast

Andrew Rally seems to have it all: instant celebrity from his starring role in a hit TV series; a beautiful girlfriend; a devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. However, all is not well in paradise. Andrew has a feeling his fame owes more to luck than to talent plus his series has been canceled; his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity with unyielding conviction; and he has no desire to play Hamlet.

Enter the ghost of classic actor John Barrymore, dressed in high Shakespearean garb and determined to help Andrew fulfill his actor’s destiny and play the role every actor wants to play. Barrymore proves to be very convincing (challenging Andrew to a sword fight in the middle of the New York loft), and Andrew decides to play Hamlet. But when his Hollywood producer friend Gary shows up offering Andrew a new role in a television pilot, with a potentially large salary and fame, Andrew is forced to choose between Shakespeare and television.

Playwright Paul Rudnick had the idea for this award-winning comedy when he lived in John Barrymore’s apartment in New York in the late 1980s.


Andrew Rally – Hamish Campbell

John Barrymore – Neville Sarony

Deirdre McDavey – Kate Mulligan

Lillian Troy – Kath O’Connor

Felicia Dantine – Jane Archibald

Gary Lefkowitz – Mike Pizzuto


Director – Jodi Gilchrist

Assistant Director: Sarah Kidd

For press enquiries contact Teri Fitsell – fitsellteri@gmail.com or call 9852 2668



*Age limit: 6+
*Duration: 120min (intermission: 15min)

Performance Dates:
Wednesday March 1st 7:30pm
Thursday March 2nd 7:30pm
Friday March 3rd 7:30pm
Saturday March 4th 2:30pm
Saturday March 4th 7:30pm


HKD 280
HKD 225 (Fringe Club Members, 60+, Full time students & Disabled

Our fantastic sponsors, The AIA Great European Carnival, are offering us a deal for their ice rink – the only out door ice skating rink in HK.

 The Carnival is open all day but if you go between 11am and 2pm you can bring a friend on the rink for free when you purchase one adult ticket! *

 The Carnival is open from 11am-11pm daily from now until Sunday February 12

 *Promotion is only available on the ice rink. Promotion price is HK$60 for two adults or children.

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
Sunday November 13, 2016
16:00 – 18:00

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

‘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

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

To register please complete the signup form at this LINK

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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HK Players present – The Snow Queen the panto. TICKET SALES OPEN!



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BOX OFFICE NOW OPEN at www.ticketflap.com/snow-queen
Enjoy discounted priority rates if you buy before November 1st.

This year’s Hong Kong Players pantomime – The Snow Queen!


Sunday 11/12/2016 6pm
Wednesday 14/12/2016 7:30pm
Thursday 15/12/2016 7:30pm
Friday 16/12/2016 7:30pm
Saturday 17/12/2016 2pm
Saturday 17/12/2016 7pm
Sunday 18/12/2016 11am
Sunday 18/12/2016 4pm


* Subject to license approval

A beautiful sunny day in May. At the village market love is in the air between Gerda and Kay. But, lo and behold, suddenly the nicest guy in the village turns HORRIBLE and then disappears!

And what is this? Can it be snowing in May?

Dame Gloria Stampworth and company suspect that only one person could be behind this – the dreaded Snow Queen! They’re not wrong: her Icyness, with her troll accomplices, has BIG plans to remove fun and happiness from the world forever! The Snow Queen is struggling with a childhood curse, but why can’t she just . . . let it go?

Join Gerda and friends as she sets out to rescue her man and get the sun shining again in an evening of theatre guaranteed to set the heart racing.

A Hong Kong tradition for over 50 years, Hong Kong Players’ annual Christmas panto is an extravaganza of song, dance and jokes that will be loved by the young and the young at heart.

Change of Venue:-
Hong Kong Players has staged an annual panto for 55 years, making it Hong Kong’s longest running and most enjoyed theatre tradition. Major trials and tribulations — and lengthy renovations — left us struggling this year to find a venue on Hong Kong island. Were we going to skip a year? We were not! Traditions are worth the fight. So PLEASE support us in this fight. Come to Kowloon this year to cheer, boo, laugh and generally enjoy a perfect start to the festive season. Oh yes it is!

AUDITION NOTICE: ‘I Hate Hamlet’ by Paul Rudnick.


The Hong Kong Players are pleased to announce their spring production of:

‘I Hate Hamlet’ by Paul Rudnick. (cast of 3M and 3W)

(‘unapologetically silly and at times hilarious….affectionately amusing about the theatre..’ – The New York Times.

– to be directed by Jodi Gilchrist.

We would like to invite you to audition at the following times:
Wednesday October 5th: 7-9pm
Sunday October 9th: 3-5pm.

The following roles are available:

Andrew Rally – late 20s – 30s
Felicia Dantine – late 20s-40s
John Barrymore – 40s-60s+
Lillian Troy – 40s-60s+
Gary P Lefkowitz – 30s – 40s
Deidre McDavey – late 20s-eary 30s

American accent preferred for Andrew, Felicia, Deidre and Gary. German accent preferred for Lillian.

For more information about the play and individual roles or to obtain an audition slot, please email Jodi Gilchrist:
or call Jodi: 91936640
Audition venue will be a central location.

Hong Kong Players Audition Notice: The Snow Queen – The Panto

Hong Kong Players Audition Notice:
The Snow Queen – The Panto
Dear All,
Hong Kong Players is Hong Kong’s oldest theatre company and have been producing an annual British pantomime in Hong Kong for over 50 years.  Each year the chorus is made up of young performers coming from a wide range of schools in Hong Kong.  Auditions for the panto will be taking place in June and  we would appreciate if you could forward this to your friends and panto fans.
Best Regards,
Hong Kong Players
It’s Panto time again Hong Kong!
This year, Hong Kong Players are proud to present The Snow Queen. 
Written & Directed by Adam Harris.
Musical Direction by Paul Day and Jessica Peralta
Choreography by Claire JohnsonOur fantastic team would like to invite you to audition for the rip-roaring panto fun at the following times:-
·  Saturday 19th June 10am – 5pm
·  Wednesday 22nd June 7:30pm – 10pm
·  Thursday 23rd June 7:30pm – 10pm
Please email producer.hongkongplayers@gmail.com to obtain an audition form, or visit https://www.facebook.com/hongkongplayers/  for further details about the audition procedure.
For audition, please prepare a 1 minute sample of an upbeat song of your choice, wear clothes which you can move in (there will be some movement work), prepare a short comedic monologue to read or recite, and be ready to read a short section of text that we shall give you.

The actual performances will be in December although dates are not firm with our venue yet whilst we are going through some very exciting negotiations.

If you want extra information about British pantomime, please check out our website at www.hongkongplayers.com or for an overview watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-vGNQnl5iQ


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


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


Splendid Theatre Productions workshop

The Hong Kong Players are pleased to support a workshop by the exciting  UK theatre company – Splendid Productions


 The purpose of this workshop is to work with a leading Theatre maker, devisor and performer, Kerry Frampton on methods of devising and creating theatre. 

 If you wish to attend please book a place by emailing <a style="color: #1155cc;" href="mailto:producer.hongkongplayers@gmail peut on acheter du viagra sur internet.com” target=”_blank”>producer.hongkongplayers@gmail.com

 NB Over 16’s only

Date: Sunday 10th April

Time: 3pm – 5pm

Cost: $200 per person

 Venue: the home of Hong Kong Players, ‘Spooky’: please see website for directions:


 We look forward to seeing you there and having a fun afternoon together.