Posts Tagged ‘theatre’
Mention musicals and most people will think of productions from New York’s Broadway or London’s West End. But a group of dedicated performers, writers, producers and musicians are working hard to put on local musicals performed in Cantonese. It’s an uphill struggle, but they tell Varsity it is well worth the effort.
One of Hong Kong’s best known and most promising playwrights, Candace Chong Mui Ngam tells Varsity about her journey from exploring the dark recesses of the human psyche in her work, to putting Hong Kong’s most pressing social and political issues up on the stage.
No longer considered a pastime for the elderly, Cantonese Opera is finding a new generation of devotees. Varsity meets the young Cantonese Opera performers who are spearheading the revival of a tradition that has been recognised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
A landmark case involving W, a transsexual woman who wants to get married in Hong Kong is expected to be heard at the Court of Final Appeal next year. Now, W’s story is being dramatised in a musical called “Dream of the Mermaid”. Varsity meets members of the production and looks at some of the struggles faced by transsexuals in Hong Kong.
Reporters: Victor Chan, Melanie Leung, Nia Tam, Jasmine Wong For nearly four decades, Sunbeam Theatre in North Point has been synonymous with Cantonese Opera. That could come to an end, however. There are mutterings that the theatre will close down in 2012 and its future is still uncertain. The potential closure of Sunbeam Theatre has […]
Reporter: Victor Chan As diners sip milk tea and read their newspapers, enjoying a meal in between hectic schedules at a classic Hong Kong-style diner or cha chaan teng, they are suddenly interrupted by shouting at one of the tables. Some of the customers appear to be furiously quarrelling over a family inheritance. If this […]