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Cheers!: The Man The Sea Saw by Wolfe Bowart, Spoon Tree Productions (USA/Australia)

Clown & Circus x Puppetry x Interactive Film x Comedy

Venue Date & Time Price
Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
15:00 & 20:00
$220, $160
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Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
$180, $150
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Cheers!: The Man The Sea Saw by Wolfe Bowart, Spoon Tree Productions (USA/Australia) (Trailer)
The Story

Some days a quiet picnic on a melting ice floe is not as straightforward as it seems. With a creak, a crunch and a splash, the best-laid plans can be cut adrift and a man can only surrender to the deep ebb and flow of daydreams, memories and magic...

Wrapped in a dazzling set that unfolds like a surreal pop-up book, this tender, touching adventure finds the calm harbour between acrobatic suspense, extreme hilarity and poignant themes of family, loss and love.

The Show & Artist

 “Bowart acts out all these adventures wordlessly but with boundless expression, his silent movie-actor's face, acrobat's body and magician's hands telling us all we need to know” - The West Australian, Perth

Nominee of 2012 Australian Helpmann Award – Best Visual/ Physical Theatre Production

Acclaimed physical theatre playwright-performer Wolfe Bowart presents the spectacular and enchanting The Man the Sea Saw.

Bowart brings the story to life employing circus skills and clown theatre, stage illusion, small and large-scale puppetry, audience participation, interactive film and lashings of comedy – a wholestage visual composition. This original work of theatre captivates young and young-at-heart audiences aged from 6 to 96. His renowned productions LaLaLuna and Letter's End have been staged at various international arts festivals such as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Adelaide Festival, the London International Mime Festival (UK), the Brighton International Arts Festival (UK), Fuel Fest (New Zealand) and Brazil's Festival Internacional de Teatro.  In addition to undertaking national tours of Australia, Bowart is regularly invited to tour internationally and has performed in Greece, New Zealand, Brazil, Japan, Iceland, Spain, Germany, the UK, Austria, USA and Singapore.  This tour marks his eagerly-awaited return to Hong Kong following his performances of LaLaLuna in 2008 and Letter's End in 2010.

In 2011 Wolfe Bowart embarked on a 66-show national tour with The Man the Sea Saw that spanned 27 regional and metropolitan venues across Australia. The tour included a season at the 2011 Sydney Children’s Festival, where it attracted 3,000 multi-generational audience members, and concluded in Perth at His Majesty’s Theatre, where The Man the Sea Saw headlined the Awesome Festival.

Programme Length

The programme lasts for about 75 minutes without intermission

Age Limit

Best for age 5 or above, audience under the age of 3 will not be admitted


Tickets are available from 27 October onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Credit Card Telephone Booking

Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis). Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission#


Cheers! Series Discount#

10% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 2 different programmes;
15% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 3 different programmes;
20% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 4 or more different programmes


Group Booking Discount#^

10% off for each purchase of 4-9 standard tickets;
15% off for each purchase of 10-19 standard tickets;
20% off for each purchase of 20 or more standard tickets


Each ticket admits one person only. Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount schemes for each ticket. Please inform the box office staff of the discount type preferred at the time of purchase


#All discounts are not applicable to Parenting Workshop Beyond Failure by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education and Puppetry Workshop by Theatre de l'Oeil (Canada)

^HKOS 2012 X'mas Concert: A Merry Christmas to You and Your Family offers special group booking discount


Other programmes in the Cheers! Series:

The Snowman & The Bear by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Crystal's Ballet Shoes by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education, HKOS 2012 X'mas Concert: A Merry Christmas to You and Your Family, The Child King by Make Friends with Puppet, Exotic Charm by Wuhan Acrobatic Troupe, Harlem Gospel Choir (USA), Let Dreams Fly by Mui Kwong Chiu Production, 3-Legged Tale by Theatre de l’Oeil (Canada) and Children’s Corner - Debussy Mini Piano Marathon


Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009
Programme Enquiries: 2268 7323

Audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually.  No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme
The contents of this programme do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary

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