Hong Kong Arts Festival is back!


Hong Kong Arts Fest returns to Hong Kong next month presenting over 30 different productions in a little more than a month. They've done something a little different this year, in that a majority of all their shows are at 4 main playing spaces. (The Lyric Theatre in Wanchai, City Hall, The Grand Cultural Center and Kwai Tsing Theatre.) Putting most of these shows seems like a great idea from a production standpoint. Shows can easily slide in and out and you can host all your scenery at the space for a smoother transition. It also makes it easier for audiences to know where the shows are and how to reach them. I remember in previous years I was in Shatin one day and Tai Koo the next! 


A majority of the shows are international tours and acts from prestigious companies all over the world. This year seems to be very heavy on the Russian side of things: Bolshoi Ballet, Bolshoi Opera, a Russian playwright and orchestrations presented by a Russian orchestra.


Many of the big title shows like Pride and Prejudice and the Bolshoi have been sold out for weeks but plenty of tickets are still available for a variety of acts, including 3 world-premiere plays. Hong Kong Arts Festival produces three new works every year. This year includes The Amahs by much lauded local playwright, Wong Wing-sze. All of the new works this year are not presented in English but come with surtitles.


Are you excited about Hong Kong Arts Festival?

What are you planning to see?

Was there anything missing from the lineup this year? 

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