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 More »

Play Reading Sunday Oct 2nd 2016, 4pm – 7pm

The Hong Kong Players are pleased to announce we are having a play reading event on Sunday Oct 2nd 2016, 4pm – 7pm.  The purpose of this event is to find suitable More »

 
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Hong Kong Players present – The Snow Queen – a truly wicked pantomime

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Play Reading Sunday Oct 2nd 2016, 4pm – 7pm

The Hong Kong Players are pleased to announce we are having a play reading event on Sunday Oct 2nd 2016, 4pm – 7pm.

 The purpose of this event is to find suitable short one act plays to be performed either in March at the Fringe or in May at the McAulay Studio. Please note this reading is NOT part of an acting audition process and is open to anyone to attend, though we do have a limit to the number of people we can accommodate.

If you wish to attend please book a place by emailing: kath_oconnor@hotmail.com

 NB Over 18s only

We are also looking for people to propose plays. So if you have a play (short or full length) you would like to propose for the Players to produce please fill in the attached Play Proposal from and return via email to: producer.hongkongplayers@gmail.com by Sept 28th.

If you have any further questions you can email Kath at the address above

 Time: 4pm 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/

NB We will have some wine, soft drinks and nibbles and will ask you to give a small donation to cover costs.

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

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

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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:
jodigilchrist64@gmail.com
or call Jodi: 91936640
Audition venue will be a central location.

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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 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

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.

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.