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Reduce Your Waste: Charities That Will Accept Used Costumes/Props/Set Pieces22-12-15

Working in theatre can be a very wasteful business. We have to make new sets, costumes, props for every production and storage space in HK can be pricey. It's always heartbreaking to see large amounts of reusable items thrown in a bin after you finish a show. You might be wondering how you can reduce your carbon footprint and recycle your used props/costumes and set pieces. Here's a list of charities in Hong Kong that accept gently used items.

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Review- The Beautiful Ones- Rooftop Productions21-12-15

As a part site-specific performance based on the ‘Mouse Utopia’ experiment of the 60’s, I was intrigued to see The Beautiful Ones. I had vaguely heard of the experiment before and was in a conundrum as to whether or not I should research into it further before watching the show...

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Review- I Am NOT a Butoh Artist- HKPFF14-12-15

Butoh is a really interesting style of performance. For those that have never seen it before it can be a bit jarring at times. This is why I'm always interested in going to see performances when I have a chance. Butoh is an avant-garde style of theatre that has its origins in Japan.

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Preview- Inherit the Wind- Aurora Theatre10-12-15

Hong Kong's Aurora Theatre is set to present J. Lawrence and R. E. Lee's award-winning script, Inherit the Wind, next month at the Hong Kong Rep Black Box. A thought-provoking script set during the historical Scopes Trial in the 1920's it brings to the stage the issue of Evolution vs. Creationism. This is still a hot-button issue in many countries, especially in the US where teachers are prosecuted for either choosing/not choosing to teach evolution in the classroom.

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The Wiz Live Was Everything Theatre on TV Should Be8-12-15

NBC was THE place to be December 3rd for an absolutely epic staging of The Wiz. It featured a mega-talented cast headed by newcomer Shanice Williams as Dorothy, in her first major role. Her stage presence and breathtaking voice made sure this was going to be an amazing journey down the Yellow Brick Road. We can’t imagine anyone else doing such an iconic performance so early in their career. She absolutely nailed it and showed that undiscovered talent has a place on the big stage and that Broadway/TV should consider more open castings vs. just named celebrities.

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Review- General Hua Mulan- AFTEC5-12-15

In Search of Justice and Righteousness is the gloriously bold sub-heading for General Hua Mulan. This production supports this statement with a powerhouse performance from The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection and the students of Bravo!

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What Play Do You Hate?25-11-15

It's always easier to talk about what you don't like.

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Review- The Wilderness- HKAPA21-11-15

The Wilderness is the result of a collaborative effort by a huge team of HKAPA School of drama students, and what is first a family drama with hints of underlying tension then becomes a tragedy of consequence. Chou Hu, a wrongly imprisoned escapee returns to his homeland seeking revenge on the corrupt tyrant who put him there. When he discovers that his fiancée has been married off to his adopted brother, it sets the wheels of tragedy and revenge in motion.

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Review- BEEP- Black Sheep Theatre20-11-15

As a millennial, I often get the short end of the stick when it comes to people posing questions such as “Has technology gone too far in Hong Kong?” which is a question asked in BEEP, a devised production by Black Sheep Theatre. I was especially impressed with the way that this production was created from the ground up, as this entire play is a result of the entire cast collaboratively exploring the directorial potential of a single word – Beep.

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Review- The Overcoat- Theatre du Pif17-11-15

The Overcoat is an adaptation of a short story of the same name, written by Ukrainian-born Russian dramatist and novelist Nikolai Gogol. This piece, performed dutifully by the company- 'Theatre du pif' will be performed as part of a school tour. Let me just say this; I hope the youngins appreciate what they're watching (I don't remember having such intense and well-tuned school hall plays when I was a child) but I digress.

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