TheatreMusicDanceChinese OperaMulti-ArtsFamily Entertainment Home Event Calendar By Date By Name By Venue Free Events
Print this page Share with Friends
   
Programme Details
Creative Personnel and Cast
Programme Length
Ticketing and Concession
Enquiries
Theatre Space - A Life
Performed in Cantonese



Cultural Activities Hall, Sha Tin Town Hall
9-10 September 2011 (Fri-Sat) 8pm
11 September 2011 (Sun) 3pm
Tickets: $160

Location Map
 
Cultural Activities Hall, Tuen Mun Town Hall
17 September 2011 (Sat) 8pm
18 September 2011 (Sun) 3pm
Tickets: $140
Location Map
 
Cultural Activities Hall, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
24 September 2011 (Sat) 8pm
25 September 2011 (Sun) 3pm
Tickets: $160
Location Map
 
Programme Details

"A Life" is a follow-up to "Da", two plays by Hugh Leonard adapted for the Hong Kong stage by Theatre Space.  It takes a look at a day in the life of Desmond Drumm, a secondary character in "Da" and a self-important man who has driven away all friends with his ascorbic tongue. The background to the story is set in Pokfulam in Island South. As we visit with Drumm the old community where he grew up and witness how he picks the pieces of his past, we slowly get under the skin of this headstrong yet vulnerable old man.

On learning that he is suffering from a terminal illness, he decides to pay a visit to his friends, Mary and Lar, a couple he has known since they were very young but whom he has not spoken to for years.  It is followed by a second visit, this time with his wife Dolly. By taking another look at their relationships, Drumm takes stock of his past, or in his own words, tries to “total his sums, to demand an audit to know what he amounts to”. In so doing, he recalls two evenings that have left indelible memories in him: a date with Mary in the park some forty years ago, and his first public speech.

The ‘present’ is built upon the ‘past’, and that is how Drumm sees himself in the elusive and highly-subjective illusory past.

 
 Back to top
Creative Personnel and Cast

Playwright: Hugh Leonard
Translator/Adapater: Rupert Chan
Producer: Dominic Cheung
Deputy Producer: Christy Lee
Director: Jacob Yu
Stage Desigher: Bee Wan
Costume Designer: Edmond Wong
Composer and Sound Designer: Stoa Lao
Production Manager: Lawrence Lee
Cast: Corinna Lee, Patra Au, Ko Kai Cheung, Luther Fung, Annie Cheung, Ruby Chu, Andy Tang, Keith Yeung

 
 Back to top
Programme Length
Running time is about 2 hour 30 minutes with one intermission
No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme
With post-performance talk after performance
 
 Back to top
Ticketing and Concession
Tickets available from 29 July onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by credit card telephone 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.
 
 Back to top
Enquiries

Programme Enquiries: 2268 7325 (LCSD) 2540 1011 (Theatre Space)
Ticketing Enquiries:  2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Website: www.theatrespace.org (Theatre Space)

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

 
 Back to top