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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 Johnson

Our 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

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

 

Splendid Theatre Productions workshop

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

http://www.splendidproductions.co.uk/

 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 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:

 http://www.hongkongplayers.com/backstage/directions-to-spooky-3-the-rehearsal-venue/

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

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.

Play Reading Sunday March 13th 2016, 3pm – 6pm.

play_readingThe Hong Kong Players are pleased to announce we are having a play reading evening on Sunday March 13th 2016, 6pm – 9pm.

 The purpose of this evening is to spend time with people who love theatre and are interested in hearing wonderful words spoken out loud.

 If you wish to attend please book a place by emailing producer.hongkongplayers@gmail.com

 NB Over 18s only

 We are also looking for people to propose plays. So if you have a play you would like to propose for the Players to read please also email producer.hongkongplayers@gmail.com by Feb 28th with your proposal.

 Please state the title, playwright and also whether or not you are interested in directing.

 Time: 3pm start

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

 http://www.hongkongplayers.com/backstage/directions-to-spooky-3-the-rehearsal-venue/

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

Hong Kong Players present – Vincent by Leonard Nimoy

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VINCENT
by Leonard Nimoy
Performed by Adam Harris
November 4th – 7th 2015 8pm
McAulay Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre, WanchaiAll proceeds from this production will be donated to SAVE the RHINO, following performer Adam Harris’ recent travels in Africa.In the year of Leonard Nimoy’s death, a tribute to a lesser known side of the actor, that of playwright.

BOX OFFICE NOW OPEN at www.urbtix.hk

Tickets 200/180HKD

Born of Nimoy’s lifelong passion for the art of Vincent van Gogh, this one-actor piece focuses on the relationship between the artist and his art-dealer brother, Theo, arguably the only person Vincent was ever truly close to. Based on their lifetime of exchanged letters, Nimoy’s beautiful and moving piece reveals a Vincent as only his brother knew him. The agony and the ecstasy of the artist’s str…uggles and triumphs are revealed as never before. Theo contests that Vincent was not insane, as the world saw him at the time, and to this day.

Informative as well as moving, with a continuous projected back-drop of van Gogh’s work, this is an evening not to be missed by lovers of theatre and of art alike.

Please email stylushktheatre@yahoo.com for details or to discuss larger school bookings.

Improv workshops – Kevin Thomlinson from Kepow Theatre

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Dear Friends,

Hong Kong Players are very pleased to announce that we are hosting improv workshops by Kevin Tomlinson of KEPOW! Theatre. Some of you have been to his workshops before and know just how great they are. This year we have booked Kevin to do something a bit more special! 2 workshops on the evenings of Friday 30th Oct and Sunday 1st Nov followed by a warm-up workshop and an informal ‘show and tell’ performance on Monday 2nd Nov. The cost of all 3 workshops is $600.

Places are limited and will be on a first come first serve basis, so please email me directly atkath_oconnor@hotmail.comASAP to book your place or for further details.

LIMITED SEATS FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY LEFT! SOLD OUT SATURDAY & SUNDAY ALL SHOWS – CINDERELLA THE PANTO – OVER 4000 TICKETS SOLD!

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LIMITED SEATS FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY LEFT!
SOLD OUT SATURDAY & SUNDAY ALL SHOWS 
CINDERELLA THE PANTO – OVER 4000 TICKETS SOLD!
HONG KONG PLAYERS PRESENT
Hong Kong Players Ltd present Cinderella – The Panto

December 10-13, 2015

Udderbelly, Central Harbourfront Event Space, Central

THE SHOW

There’s oodles of fun for kids aged from 3 to 103 in this year’s Christmas panto, Hong Kong

Players’ all-singing, all-dancing musical extravaganza for all the family. The story is Cinderella, with all the elements you expect – the glass slipper, the chimes at midnight, the Ugly Sisters, a Wicked Stepmother and – of course – a beautiful girl and a handsome prince. Plus, there are some new twists – including a circus setting, fantastic music and a script that’s chock-full of jokes old and new. Come along and cheer the goodies, boo the baddies and have an all-round raucous good time, panto-style!

THE VENUE

Hong Kong Players’ celebrated annual pantomime is guaranteed to enjoy “a purple patch” this Christmas. That’s because it is being staged in an upside-down giant inflatable purple cow. Oh yes, it is!

This year’s fun-filled family favourite will be in the iconic UDDERBELLY, a 410-seat pop-up theatre. This temporary events venue in the shape of an upturned cow, is being brought to Hong Kong from the UK to house a feast of shows for the inaugural UDDERBELLY FESTIVAL HONG KONG. Udderbelly will sit alongside The AIA Great European Carnival on the Central
Harbourfront Event Space. The precinct will be full of colour and family fun throughout the festive holidays! Udderbelly has proved a huge hit with audiences at the Edinburgh Festival for over 10 years and on London’s South Bank for the past seven. Cinderella – The Panto will mark the first act of a 10-week long festival at this exciting and iconic venue.

What: Cinderella – The Panto

Where: Udderbelly Theatre, Central Harbour Front, Hong Kong

When: Thursday, Dec 10 – 7pm

Friday, Dec 11 – 7pm

Saturday, Dec 12 – 2.30pm SOLD OUT and 6pm SOLD OUT

Sunday, Dec 13 – 2.30pm SOLD OUT and 6pm SOLD OUT

Tickets: HK$350 and HK$290

Wagyu VIP Seats HK$438

Tickets: $350 and $290

Wagyu VIP Seats $438

On sale now from all HK Ticketing outlets

HK Ticketing hotline: 31 288 288 (10am – 8pm daily)

or visit www.hkticketing.com

HK Players Enquiries: www.hongkongplayers.com / 9852 2668