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Theatre Space - 8 Femmes

Venue Date & Time Price
Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
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12.06.2014(Thu)-14.06.2014(Sat)
14.06.2014(Sat)-15.06.2014(Sun)
19:45
14:45
$180, $120

In Cantonese

 

Betrayal and seduction are played out in full

In the grand mansion, one out of the eight is the killer

 

A French black comedy brimming with humour, feminine glamour, and the absurd

 

France. The 1950’s. It is Christmas Eve and a large family in a secluded grand mansion is celebrating happily the holidays, when the master is found murdered!

 

All eight women in the mansion, all closely related to the deceased, are all potential suspects. There is the middle-class elegant wife who has had a precarious on and off relationship with her husband; the wife's spinster younger sister, mean but secretly enamoured of her brother-in-law; the man's paraplegic mother-in-law whose wealth of stocks and shares guarantee a comfortable life in her old age except that she is bound to the wheelchair; the two lovely daughters, one an avid reader of detective stories and the other, a chic and stylish returnee from school in Britain; the dead man's sister, a former striptease queen who has twisted men round her little finger; and finally, the two maids, one a loving motherly figure for the children, and the other, nonchalant and coquettish. One out of the eight is the killer. All with their own agendas and guarding their own positions, they are anxious to expose one another's dark secrets… So here in the grand mansion, betrayal and seduction are played out in full. With scene after scene of humour-filled situations, the whole lot are edging closer to the truth which may yet prove too much for them to bear…

 

*This programme contains smoking scenes.

Personnel and Cast

Playwright: Robert Thomas

Director/ Translator: Jacob Yu

Producer: Bee Wan

Deputy Producer: MeiG Chan

Set Designer: Isaac Wong      

Sound Designer: Stoa Lau

Costume Designer: Edmond Wong

Make-up and Image Designer: Victor Tong

Cast: Au Ka Man, Tse Yuet Mei, Brenda Chan, Annie Ling, Anna Lo, Man Sui Hing,

Cherry Au Yeung, Che Che Cheung

Programme Length

Running time is about 2 hours and 30 minutes with a 15-minute intermission. 
Latecomers will not be admitted until the intermission or a suitable break in the programme.
With post-performance talk after each performance.

Ticketing

Tickets available from 25 April 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.

 

Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999

Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

Enquiries

Programme Enquiries:2268 7325(LCSD) 2540 1011(Theatre Space)

Ticketing Enquiries:3761 6661

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.

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