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Whether you’re a seasoned theatre buff or a curious newbie, don't miss the chance to see this trio of Shakespeare’s plays performed in Hong Kong. And we have 2 pairs of tickets to give away.
Shakespeare’s Globe are returning to Hong Kong and presenting three plays exploring themes of refuge and displacement. The cast will take on multiple roles in The Comedy of Errors, Pericles and Twelfth Night, unravelling these timeless tales of those who have crossed seas, lost their families, and are finding out what belonging truly means to them.
Audience Choice – 24 September
It all begins with a unique ‘audience choice’ performance on 24 September, where theatre goers arrive not knowing which play they’ll see. In this democratic theatrical experiment the loudest cheer from the audience wins and the cast will perform either The Comedy of Errors, Pericles or Twelfth Night for you right then and there. We have 2 pairs of tickets for this unusual theatrical experience to give away.
The Comedy of Errors – 26, 28 & 29 September
Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both named Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both named Dromio) – both pairs separated at sea. Add a dash of mistaken identity and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos…
Pericles – 25 & 27 September
The spirit of fairy tale is never far from the surface of Pericles, the first of Shakespeare’s late romances. Imbued with music, miracles, and the constant presence of the sea, this little-seen work sees Pericles, Prince of Tyre, forced to flee his own kingdom and wander the world.
Twelfth Night – 28 & 29 September
In the household of the Countess Olivia, two campaigns are being quietly waged – one by the lovesick Duke Orsino against the heart of the indifferent Olivia; the other by an alliance of servants and hangers-on against the high-handedness of her steward, the pompous Malvolio. When Orsino engages the cross-dressed Viola to plead with Olivia on his behalf, a bittersweet chain of events follows.
Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with some of the subtlest poetry and most exquisite songs Shakespeare ever wrote.
All performances take place at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and tickets are available here. Don’t miss the early bird discount until 30 April.
Enter Our Lucky Draw
We are giving away two pairs of tickets to see the ‘Audience Choice’ performance by Shakespeare’s Globe at HKAPA on 24 September 2019 at 7.45pm. One of 3 plays – Twelfth Night, Pericles or Comedy of Errors – will be chosen by audience vote and performed by the cast. Winners will be drawn on 5 April – good luck!
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Fun Things to Do With Kids in Hong Kong!
Looking for things to do with kids in Hong Kong? We’re here to help with our regularly updated selection of the best of what’s on for kids and families around Hong Kong. We’ve listed these events in date order, browse to find inspiration, or click to jump to a specific month.
We have a full what’s on listing, including all that fun stuff you wouldn’t want to take the kids to, here.
Things to do with Kids this Weekend 22-24 March 2019
Taste of Hong Kong @ Central Harbourfront Event Space
Hong Kong Flower Show @ Victoria Park
Tak’s Story @ Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre
KAWS:HOLIDAY Art Installation in Victoria Harbor
Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival @ Singapore International School (Hong Kong)
TEEN Empowerment DayFest @ PLATFORM Coworking + Events