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Preview-Three Little Men-Brave Heart Theatre28-11-14

Brave Heart Theatre has opened two shows so far in the past couple months but they're not finished yet with their inaugural 2014 season. They're closing with a world premiere piece by Wing Man Lam - a local HK playwright getting her debut with a new theatre company in an alternative performance space, the Premium Sofa Club. An enthusiast about life and art, I was very excited to chat with her and Tom Hope (Artistic Director of Brave Heart) about creating new work and working on a world premiere play.

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Preview-Romance-Aurora Theatre11-11-14

Home grown theatre company Aurora Theatre is back with their latest production, Romance, by award-winning playwright and theorist David Mamet. "This is Aurora Theatre's 10th play," says director Nicole Garbellini. "We've been around for three and half years. Our first play was Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross... The first time I read this play I was quite in shock. Will Hong Kong audiences be ready for this play?" Nicole is a well known face on the Hong Kong stage and has appeared in countless productions since her arrival in 2005, working with various theatre companies including: ACT, Perilous Mouths, Stylus Productions, Theatron and Shakespeare in the Port, on top of her role as maestro for Aurora Theatre.

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Preview-TEAR GAS!-Brave Heart Theatre10-11-14

Occupy Hong Kong has been the inspiration for many artistic projects. From Milk Tsang's Umbrella Man, to Mui Cheuk-yin's Dancing Umbrella Project, to mass scale street art like the Lennon Wall and the Stand by You: Oil Machine by Art Radar - now it comes to a Sheung Wan underground venue these next three weeks, thanks to Maryjane Alejo, Sandy Lau and the creative team at Brave Heart Theatre.

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Preview-An Evening with the Bard-HKPFF4-11-14

Shakespeare has been put through the wringer every which way over the centuries – but the mangle has been rolled out big time for this year’s HK People’s Fringe Festival.

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Preview-The Double Bass-Brave Heart Theatre21-10-14

If you’ve been in Hong Kong pre-handover you might remember The Double Bass (in Cantonese) directed by Tang Shu Wing at the 1995 Hong Kong Arts Festival. Written by award winning German playwright and novelist (who wrote Perfume) Patrick Suskind, it tells the story of a musician working in an orchestra as (you guessed it) a Double Bass player.

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Preview- Brave Heart Theatre11-10-14

English speaking theatre lovers who have been missing the presence of an English rep theatre in Hong Kong can rejoice now that Brave Heart theatre has arrived.

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Preview-One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest-Naiad Productions26-9-14

Director and producer Lara Genovese has made quite a name for herself the last few years in Hong Kong. Starting off as a designer for shows like Orphans and California Suite, Lara began her directing career with An Accidental Death of an Anarchist and last year’s P.S.- Your Cat is Dead! She’s now hitting harder material in a larger space with One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest next month at the HK Rep Blackbox. Known for her stellar attention to detail, we’re looking forward to how she interprets the barren space of a mental institution.

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Preview-Of Mice and Men-Performance Exchange23-9-14

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. Since 1981 the company has performed more than 100 productions ranging from the classics to modern masterpieces plus new writing too.

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Preview-Venus in Fur-Sweet and Sour Productions30-8-14

Very rarely in Hong Kong do shows get a second run. Candice Moore and the team from Sweet and Sour Productions have been lucky to get such a chance with their sell-out hit from last fall, Venus in Fur. Starring Henry Coombs and Muriel Hoffman, the production got a 4 bubble rating in its HKELD review and Ms. Hoffman received a Heckler nomination for her role. If you missed the first run, this is a chance to catch one of the best shows of last year but Candice and cast assure me that even audience members who caught it last time will be pleasantly surprised to find new developments in the production.

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Preview-The Government Inspector-Shadow Players20-6-14

Many of you may remember last year’s production of The Learned Ladies of Midlevels by Shadow Players that was widely praised by fans and our critic, Leeann Bennett. The show even walked away with a Heckler last year for Best Supporting Actress. Shadow Players is back with their next production, Gogol’s The Government Inspector. This is easily his most prolific work, conquering topics like government corruption, bureaucracy and bribery with brilliant satire and wit. Government corruption is a hot button topic in Hong Kong now but director Julian Lamb was careful not to be too heavy handed with the parallels between Gogol’s work and what’s currently happening in Hong Kong.

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