Isango Ensemble + Young Vic: A Man of Good Hope

24 February 2018, Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts. I am finding it quite difficult to find the right words to reflect on this vibrant (though slightly too long) piece of theatre. The harsh realities and issues raised juxtaposed with the celebratory South African style in which it was presented meant that I left … More Isango Ensemble + Young Vic: A Man of Good Hope

Lula del Ray

27 October 2017, ArtisTree, Hong Kong This show was a product of an incredibly impressive amount of coordination. An array of video footage, two overhead projectors, three person live band, four puppeteers who also contributed their own shadows, and what must’ve been hundreds of set and puppet pieces. This show is created by Manual Cinema, … More Lula del Ray

Kidult Ophelia

2 March 2013, No. 12 Cattle Depot, Hong Kong Saw a site specific dance piece last night at the Cattle Depot Artist Village. It’s the only existing pre-war animal quarantine / slaughterhouse in HK, which was transformed into an artist village in 2001. Cool site, but, um, I’m not gonna comment on the show we … More Kidult Ophelia

London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder

27 July 2012, Olympic Stadium The most anticipated show of the year. And I feel so privileged to have experienced it live. It was phenomenal. A lot of people have been comparing it to the 2008 Beijing Opening Ceremony. But I don’t think you can really compare the two. Beijing was an incredible spectacle, showcasing militant … More London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder

Kodo: One World

7 June 2009, Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London. I was the only person in the office that was excited about seeing Kodo again! Hehe, they are brilliant, I love them. It’s a little cheesy, especially when they come out in sumo underwear and play the huge drum, but the technical skills they have are … More Kodo: One World

Derren Brown: Enigma

7 July 2009, Adelphi Theatre, London. He baffles my mind. The show began with simple tricks, where he would let us in on the ‘secrets’, really driving home the point he always advocates – that what he does is all realy just illusions, subliminal messaging, sleight of hand tricks, distractions and knowing how the mind … More Derren Brown: Enigma

Camille O’Sullivan: The Dark Angel

28 June 2009, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall Really enjoyed this show. Haven’t seen much cabaret before (this wasn’t too full on cabaret though) and hadn’t heard of Camille O’Sullivan till very recently. She’s so eccentric.. but totally in character for what she does. Her version of David Bowie’s Rock n’ Roll Suicide was awesome. … More Camille O’Sullivan: The Dark Angel