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Preview- Dracula- Performance Exchange17-10-15

Performance Exchange is a London based touring company formed in 1980 as part of the first London International Festival of Theatre. The company is a pool of actors, directors, writers, designers and technicians from which productions are planned and mounted.

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Preview- The Waste Land- Shadow Players16-9-15

The Waste Land is considered one of the most influential poems of the twentieth century. The Waste Land was written in the aftermath of WWI by Eliot when he was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, and while his marriage was failing.

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Preview-Jumping Frames- CCDC25-7-15

Last year CCDC brought us the Jumping Frames film festival. It’s a festival that celebrates modern dance and new choreographers through modern design and film. We had the pleasure to talk with CCDC about the festival and why exposing children to dance is important to their development…

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Preview- 365 Ways of Doing and Undoing Orientalism- CCDC19-6-15

The East, not surely by tradition or cultural prospective, usually refers to Asia and the West for Europe and America. What do you correlate when coming across the East? Calligraphy, Buddha, Feng Shui, bowls, chopsticks, Mandarin gowns, martial arts, long sleeves, dragons, meditation and yoga?

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Preview- Legally Blonde, the Musical- Face Productions31-5-15

After winning “Best Musical” two years in a row at the Hecklers, Face Productions triumphantly returns with the hilarious and fun-filled Broadway musical, Legally Blonde.

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Preview- Figaro- Aurora Theatre29-5-15

For the past three years, director/productor Nicole Garbellini and local playwright Peter Gordon have been teaming up to present an opera reinvented for Hong Kong audiences. Last year was Don Yuan, the year before it was Duetto. This year they present Figaro, which is not exactly an opera per se… With humour and satirical commentary, de Beaumarchais’s "The Barber of Seville" was an immediate sensation across Europe in the late 1700s. "Figaro" resets the play in modern Hong Kong, where classic French farce meets Asia’s world city. This play later inspired the operas of the same name that became more famous.

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Preview-Doubt-Sweet and Sour Productions21-5-15

John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt was a smash-hit when it hit Broadway back in 2004. It walked away with tons of awards including Drama Desk Awards and Tonys. In 2005, it won Shanley the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was widely praised by critics for exploring tough issues within the Catholic Church. It was then made into a movie with Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Meryl Streep. Last year this production won 2 Hecklers for Best Director and Best Show. Sweet and Sour Productions is bringing back their award-winning show for a second run.

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Preview- Ivor Gurney- A Voice Apart13-5-15

A Voice Apart is all about prolific poet and composer Ivor Gurney. But who is Ivor? Until a few weeks ago I had never heard of him… And why does his story need telling? The team behind this production are passionate to share his story and bring this artist’s work to life at the Fringe Club this month.

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Preview-The Real Inspector Hound-Shadow Players18-4-15

Like me, you might have become fans of the Shadow Players over the past few years. A group of young, post-grad students from various universities across Hong Kong, the Players are a dedicated bunch of students that love theatre and performing. Their first two productions, The Learned Ladies of Midlevels and The Government Inspector sold out at the Fringe Club. They are now bringing their next show Kowloon side with Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound at Ngau Chi Wan Civic Center at the end of month.

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Preview- The Tempest- Shakespeare in the Port13-4-15

We are such stuff as dreams are made on. It sounds romantic and is one of Shakespeare’s most inviting lines. The Bard’s work is able to connect people from all over the world through timeless stories, Shakespeare in the Port is working with up and coming director, Aska Leung to create a physical theatre version of The Tempest that should enchant both Chinese and English speaking audience members. “It may be some Western audience but we can use our body to tell story… We shall overcome…” says Aska.

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