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The Nonsensemakers – The Notebook
Performed in Cantonese

Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
13-14 January 2012 (Fri-Sat) 8pm
15 January 2012 (Sun) 3pm
Tickets: $220, 160, 120 
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Adapted from Ágota Kristóf’s novel

It is war time in the city.  A mother takes her twin sons to the countryside to ask her own mother to take care of them.  This ‘grandma’ is illiterate, dirty, stingy, fierce, and a murderer.

Life is hard for the boys, and in order to survive, they have to make themselves very tough.  They start an incredible regime to train themselves for survival by constantly fighting, staying hungry, or learning to freeze…

They put down what happens every day in a notebook, which becomes the diary of two young rascals. As each page is turned with the passing of days, human nature in its rawest, most primitive and lustful state reveals itself.

Rensen Chan, Artistic Director of The Nonsensemakers, leads the cast in an eerie presentation of masks and physical movements against the sand painting art of Hoi Chiu and the stirring music of Frankie Ho and Chester Wong, to create a nightmarish theatre space which is at the same time poetic, idyllic, sensational and overwhelming!

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Creative Personnel and Cast

Original: Ágota Kristóf
Playwright and Director: Rensen Chan
Producers: Horace Tse, Jacky Fung
Sand Painting Designer: Hoi Chiu
Set Designer: Siu Jiou
Costume Designer: Mo Kar-man
Lighting Designer: Yeung Tsz Yan
Sound Designer: Frankie Ho
Composers: Frankie Ho, Chester Wong
Make-up Designer: Joyce Ma
Cast: Jo Ngai, Cheung Kwan-yu, Lai Wai-ling, Ko Siu-man, Ip Man-chong, Ka Chek-lun, Yeung Kwok-ming, Lee Lai-kwan, Law Chung-kin, Chan Yul-hin, Lai Ching-ping, Leung Yee-sin, Leung Tin-chak, Tang Ho-kwing

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Programme Length
Running time is about 1 hour 45 minutes without intermission
Latecomers will only be admitted until a suitable break in the programme
With post-performance talk after each performance, conducted in Cantonese
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Ticketing and Concession
Tickets available from 2 December 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.
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Programme Enquiries:2268 7325(LCSD)3746 5219(The Nonsensemakers)
Ticketing Enquiries:2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking:2111 5999
Internet Nonsensemakers)

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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