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Cinematic Theatre - The Twin Spirit (Re-run)
Performed in Cantonese


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Cultural Activities Hall, Shatin Town Hall
9-10 December 2011 (Fri-Sat) 8pm
11 December 2011 (Sun) 3pm
Tickets: $140

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Cultural Activities Hall, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
17 December 2011 (Sat) 8pm
18 December 2011 (Sun) 3pm
Tickets: $140

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Programme Details

A love story that spans time and space, told through a magical blend of theatre and cinema. 

Central to the story is an enigmatic hunping, or ‘soul urn’, which is a type of pottery in Chinese artifacts used as a funerary vessel and often found in the ancient tombs in southern China. It is believed to hold the soul of the deceased when it returns after death to reside there, and is therefore said to have magic powers. Now just imagine if, one day, the soul is released from the urn, what would happen next?

Pak Ka-ying is a young woman living in Hong Kong. She links up with Huang Guozhong, a member of an archaeological team responsible for excavations in China, on the internet through a shared interest - celadon pottery shards they each hold. The two believe that the shards might have come from the same ‘soul urn’, so together they go on a hunt. They come upon a notebook belonging to a British army surgeon. It opens up a world in the past where he is engaged in a love-torn relationship with a courtesan in Shanghai. Questions arise for the two: is Huang the courtesan? Is Pak the lieutenant? And who is that mysterious figure that keeps on appearing and disappearing, sometimes as a man and sometimes as a woman?

The Twin Spirit, an original play by Cinematic Theatre, is a story made up of two love stories that transcend time and space. The staggered plot juxtaposes a touching romance that took place many years ago in Shanghai and the development of a relationship that changes the views of the protagonists about love in present-day Hong Kong.

 
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Creative Personnel and Cast

Playwright / Director: Ching-man Lo
Co-producers: Sandy Wong, Sharon Tang
Cast: Annie Cheung, Guthrie Yip, June Lam, Angus Chan, Benny Yu, Po-chung Kiu, Zechs
Premiere Design Concept: Bacchus Lee
Set Designer: Tony Lam
Costume Designer: BoBo Chong
Lighting Designer: Jeff Lui
Sound Designer: Sun-keung Wong
Video Designer: Oliver Shing, Ching-man Lo
Graphic Designer: Alex Siu

 
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Programme Length

Running time is about 2 hours without intermission
No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme
With post-performance talk after each performance (except 17 December 2011)

 
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Pre-performance Talk

Conducted in Cantonese

Date: 12 November 2011 (Sat)
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: AC2, Level 4, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Registration: 2268 7325

Limited space, free admission with priority for performance tickets holders

 
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Ticketing and Consession

Tickets available from 28 October onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by telephone credit card booking

Half-price tickets 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 full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis)
10% discount for every purchase of 4-9 standard tickets; 15% for 10-19 standard tickets; 20% for 20 or more standard tickets

 
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Enquiries

Programme Enquiries: 2268 7325 (LCSD)  2567 5888 (Cinematic Theatre)
Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Website: www.cmtheatre.com/twinspirit (Cinematic Theatre)

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary
The content of this programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department

 
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