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

Yerma

10 February 2018, IFC Cinema, Hong Kong, screening of Young Vic’s 2016 production of Yerma Young Vic continues to create some of the most ingenious and ambitions sets.  This time, the whole production of Yerma happened within a glass box. Physically, it allowed the encircled audience to peer into the private lives of the protagonists … More Yerma

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

Frankenstein

23 July and 2 August 2014, IFC Cinema, Hong Kong of National Theatre’s 2011 production of Frankenstein Visceral. An incredible spectacle. I suppose you wouldn’t expect any less from Danny Boyle (director of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours and Trainspotting). Although familiar with the characters of Frankenstein and the Creature, … More Frankenstein

Red

28 June 2013, Cityhall, Hong Kong and 12 July 2014, Esplanade, Singapore After watching Hong Kong Repertory Theatre’s version of Red last year, I walked out really wanting to get a copy of the script. Their version was done very well but entirely in Chinese. While there were English surtitles which helped with some of … More Red