Hong Kong Theatre Works - Julius Caesar
Performed in Cantonese
|Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall|
5-6 October 2012 (Fri-Sat) 7:45pm
7 October 2012 (Sun) 2:45pm
Tickets: $180, 140, 100
How a Roman tragedy that took place in 44BCE has relevance for Hong Kong in 2012
How a Roman senate resembles our LegCo, and
How the plebeians can be easily betrayed, then and now
Julius Caesar, or “The Sound and the Fury of the Political Stage of Hong Kong 2012”, a prophetic play by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
A reinterpretation of a Shakespearean classic by the Hong Kong Theatre Works
Julius Caesar is a play written by William Shakespeare based on true events from Roman history. The story begins with the soothsayer’s warning for Julius Caesar, “Beware the Ides of March”, and goes on to tell the Roman senators’ conspiracy against Caesar the dictator, his subsequent assassination, and the power play that ensues. The focal interest is Shakespeare’s reading of human character in this famous tragedy – how a political conspiracy is abetted by a noble person whose political idealism convinces him that it is a ‘necessary evil’, and how the masses can be easily tricked and betrayed. These timeless and universal truths still apply to the world today. Julius Caesar is therefore a parable on power play, an incisive revelation of the essentials of politics, with prophetic relevance for Hong Kong now.
|Creative Personnel and Cast|
|Director/ Adaptor: Tsoi Sik Cheong, Hardy|
Set/ Lighting and Graphic Designer: Priman Lee
Costume Designer: Shybil Yuen
Music and Sound Designer: Wong Sun-keung
Makeup Designer: Sunny Chan
Choreography and Movement Director: Congo Yu
Main Cast: Ken Chan, Tang Wai-kit, Mac Tu, Ronald Lam, Edgar Wong, Kimmy Wong, Lily Poon
Running time is about 2 hours 30 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.
Latecomers will not be admitted until the intermission or a suitable break in the programme.
|Ticketing and Concession|
Tickets available from 31 August 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.
|Programme Enquiries：2268 7325 (LCSD) 3173 3660 (Hong Kong Theatre Works)|
Ticketing Enquiries：2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone Booking：2111 5999
Website：www.hktws.com (Hong Kong Theatre Works)
The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.
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