Audition Notice: An Evening of Intrigue by Hong Kong Players. ‘The Virtuous Burglar’ by Dario Fo and ‘A Cut in the Rates’ by Alan Ayckbourn

The Hong Kong Players are pleased to announce auditions for their May production of:  ‘The Virtuous Burglar’ by Dario Fo (1 hour 15 minutes) and ‘A Cut in the Rates’ by Alan Ayckbourn More »

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

Hong Kong Players present: ‘I Hate Hamlet’ by Paul Rudnick Directed by Jodi Gilchrist Andrew Rally seems to have it all: instant celebrity from his starring role in a hit TV series; More »

Play Reading Date: Sunday 12th Feb Time: 4 – 6pm approx.

We are pleased to announce that the Hong Kong Players will be having a play reading on Sunday 12th February, 4 – 6pm. Please note that this is an informal event and More »

 

Audition Notice: An Evening of Intrigue by Hong Kong Players. ‘The Virtuous Burglar’ by Dario Fo and ‘A Cut in the Rates’ by Alan Ayckbourn

The Hong Kong Players are pleased to announce auditions for their May production of:

 ‘The Virtuous Burglar’ by Dario Fo (1 hour 15 minutes) and

‘A Cut in the Rates’ by Alan Ayckbourn (15 minutes)

We would like to invite you to audition at the following times:
Wednesday February 8th: 7-9pm
Sunday February 12th: 2-4pm.

Performance Dates;

McAuley Theatre Hong Kong

May 17th – 20th 2017

The following roles are available:

The Virtuous Burglar – farcical comedy 

Character Descriptions

  • Burglar: The burglar enters a house to burgle it – if only it was that easy. Male; older than 25 years; strong physical mover.
  • Burglar’s Wife: The burglar’s wife calls up the burglar while he is at ‘work’, but when he doesn’t answer the phone cannot resist the urge to get involved herself. Female. Older than 25 years; strong physical mover.
  • Man: The man owns the house and, while he discovers the burglar, he too is discovered to have brought home a woman that is not his wife. Male; older than 25 years; strong physical mover.
  • Woman: The woman accompanies the man home after a date, only to find it was not the end to the romantic night she had in mind. Female; older than 25 years; strong physical mover.
  • Anna: The man’s wife happens to come home to find her house unexpectedly full. Female; older than 25 years.
  • Antonio: The woman’s husband arrives at the house as well, only the woman is not the lady he was following there. Male; older than 25 years.
  • Second burglar: When one burglar leaves another arrives, but soon realises all the money in the world is not worth it. Male/female; older than 20 years.

A Cut in the Rates – comedy

Character Descriptions

  • Miss Pickhart: A young, nervous woman who is being sent out by the rates office.  Female older than 20 years
  • Woman / Rosalinda: Ex magician’s assistant who has been sliced in half.  Female older than 30 years
  • Ratchet: An eccentric magician. Male older than 30 years

For more information about the play and individual roles or to obtain an audition slot, please email

Adam Walker
producer.hongkongplayers@gmail.com
Audition venue will be at our studio in Diamond Hill.

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

Hong Kong Players present:

‘I Hate Hamlet’ by Paul Rudnick
Directed by Jodi Gilchrist

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. What could possibly go wrong?

Tickets

Info

*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

Price:

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

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

high-res-hk-players-limited-logo-copy-2 The Hong Kong Players present a performance workshop opportunity with Kevin Tomlinson of KEPOW Theatre Company (UK).

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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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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!

DATES/TIMES:-

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

KELLETT THEATRE
KELLETT SCHOOL
KOWLOON BAY *

* 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.

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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.

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