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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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Preview- Closer- Sweet and Sour Productions5-3-18

Closer, the latest Sweet and Sour Productions' show, opens this Saturday. The team is once more led by director Candice Moore; before we check out the play, we are curious to hear from the actors and their leader how they put everything together and we look forward to seeing them all in action.

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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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Artist of The Month- March- Rebecca Leung28-2-18

Closer, the latest show by Sweet and Sour Productions, opens this month and, for the occasion, we are chatting with Rebecca Leung who portrays Alice Ayres in the play.

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Review- Anna Karenina- Hong Kong Arts Festival 201827-2-18

How does one transform an eight-hundred-page novel with a dozen important characters and several major plot lines into a two-hour staging using only movement and music? You might well ask.

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Artist of The Month- February- Jan Brink8-2-18

Jan Brink has only been here a few months but he certainly hasn't wasted any time, as he is already been involved in three different local productions. Originally from South Africa, Jan is currently playing Tony Wendice in Dial "M" For Murder, which opens tonight at the McAulay Studio.

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Artist of The Month- January- Nathan Koval 26-1-18

Our Artist of the Month is TheatreLab HK co-artistic director Nathan Koval. Nathan's passion for musical theatre has been remarkable over the last few months. After bringing the very well received musical Urinetown to the stage, he is now taking an extra leap and bringing Broadway celebrities to Hong Kong for his next project, A Night On Broadway.

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Preview- A Night On Broadway- Dove Tales Theatre Company and TheatreLab HK12-1-18

The new year has brought us cool, crisp weather to begin with. The best way to keep us warm? Checking out hot shows! Theatrelab HK and Dove Tales Theatre Company bring us something really unique this month, as they are presenting, after their public stage debut Urinetown, their latest production A Night On Broadway.

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Review- Viewing 4.48- Theatre Du Pif18-12-17

When I entered the cool, dark black box of the Hong Kong Cultural Center’s Studio Theatre, I felt instantly transported to the ghostly inner world of Viewing 4.48’s protagonist. This is Theatre Du Pif’s second take on Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis, and their experience with the material is clear from the nuanced and precise offering I witnessed on the last evening of their performance.

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