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|Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
|Auditorium, North District Town Hall
Performed in English with Chinese subtitles
A lesson of love and generosity in a heart-touching classic tale
Prize for the Best Adapted Theatre-Play, FETEN, Gijón, Spain, 2012
Prize for the Best Show, Friends of Titeremurcia, Murcia, Spain, 2012
The Happy Prince is a story of a majestic statue. The statue is of a Prince who was completely unconcerned by what was happening beyond the walls of his castle in his whole easy and luxurious life. Though, he was now tied to that statue bathed in gold with precious stones, he was not happy. From his privileged hill, he observed the misery of most of the inhabitants of the city; the poverty which he was previously unaware became his pain and every night he cried for being impotent to help them.
One day, a swallow who was flying over the city, took refuge at the feet of the statute to spend the night there. She was touched by his kindness and agreed to help him despite the fact that she did not have much time as her fellows were waiting for her to emigrate to warmer lands to escape from the cold winter. The swallow, guided by the Prince, took out all the precious materials that covered him for sending to the people in need.
A lesson of love and generosity.
La Baldufa celebrates its 15th anniversary with a new production: The Happy Prince, a story by Oscar Wilde. A multidisciplinary theatre show for all ages, which combines different creative styles and techniques including shadows, puppetry and projections to transform a classic tale into a brand new multidisciplinary show, and has got marvelous responses from audiences and reviewers.
La Baldufa was created in 1996 in Spain. The main aims of the company are, firstly, to offer shows of high artistic quality. Secondly, to create shows that are multidisciplinary using the utmost in theatrical resources. Thirdly, to offer shows that are suitable for all audiences but mainly for children. Finally, it aims to create shows that are ideologically committed to the values of solidarity, tolerance and respect.
The company has performed around the world, including France, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Portugal, Belgium, Hungary, The Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Poland, Finland, Mexico and China. La Baldufa has also performed in many festivals in Spain, including Teatralia in Madrid, Festival Internacional de Pallassos Charlie Rivel and Mostra Internacional de Titelles in Vall d’Albaida.
The programme lasts for about 60 minutes without intermission
Suitable for ages 8 and above. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.
Tickets are available from 25 January 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#
Miracle Fun 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
One person per ticket regardless of age, admission subject to age limit specified for each event. 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 Puppetry Workshop for Hairy the Little Macaque by Fantasy Puppet Theatre and “Study In” Workshop by Evolution Dance Theater (USA/ Italy)
Monster Family by Jumbo Kids Theatre, Hairy the Little Macaque by Fantasy Puppet Theatre, U900 Ukulele Live in Hong Kong 2013 (Japan) and Firefly by Evolution Dance Theater (Italy/USA)
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.