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Review- Silent Sky- Aurora Theatre12-10-18

In a time where empowering women and representation are all prevalent, Aurora Theatre brings ‘Silent Sky’ to the helm towards the latter half of their season.

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Review- Adrift In Macao- Hong Kong Singers3-10-18

Set in 1950's Macao, Adrift in Macao is an often side-splitting parody of classic film noir.

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Review- The Unknown Soldier- Stylus Production19-5-18

Last night I was faced with an uncomfortable truth, the awkward reality of war that we often do not actualise outside of a news headline that we pass and ignore. Ignore, not out of lack of empathy but because it is merely uncomfortable.

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Review- Faith Healer- Theatre du Pif19-5-18

Faith Healer by Brian Friel will take you on a journey of emotions ranging from empathy to laughter to fear. Brought to you by Theatre du Pif and directed by Candice Moore the play is devised by three actors performing and reading four monologues.

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Review- The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee- Hong Kong Singers 2-5-18

Hong Kong Singers are on stage again this week after their latest show, Pageant, which took place last October. Like last time, the group is presenting another hilarious comedy that will keep everyone in the audience glued to their seats....

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Review- The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Nighttime- Hong Kong Arts Festival15-4-18

Being a parent can be hard. Being the parent of a special needs child can be harder.

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Review- Whipped Cream- American Ballet Theatre- Hong Kong Arts Festival 20184-4-18

Under Kevin McKenzie’s artistic direction, The American Ballet Theatre takes us on a whimsical adventure where a boy with a sweet spot for whipped cream indulges in gluttony and gets sent to the hospital.

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Review - Pelleas & Melisande - Welsh National Opera - Hong Kong Arts Festival 23-3-18

Not all operas or performances are about the singers. The star of the Welsh National Opera’s Pelléas et Mélisande at the Hong Kong Arts Festival was its orchestra and conductor Lothar Koenigs who did Claude Debussy’s seamless score proud.

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Review - Closer - Sweet and Sour Productions 23-3-18

Patrick Marber’s ‘Closer’ is acknowledged as a modern classic. Aside from getting the Mike Nichols Hollywood treatment in 2004, the play has been presented in hundreds of cities around the world (and almost as many languages) since its National Theatre premiere in 1997 London.

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Review- Shukshin’s Stories- Hong Kong Arts Festival1-3-18

Shukshin’s Stories is a dramatisation of eight short stories by Soviet-era writer Vasily Shukshin (1929-74). If you know little or nothing about him or Moscow’s Theatre of Nations which presented it, you would not—at least among English-speakers—be alone and would have had, at least until last night, me as company.

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