* Contest Closed * Give Away: Win Tickets to See Shakespeare’s Globe in Hong Kong

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.

20 Mar 2019 — By Catherine Stewart / What's On
Shakespeare's Globe giveaway September 2019

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

man playing lute

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

actors on stage

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.

Booking Information

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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