Canadian circus troupe Les Parfaits Inconnus will stage "The Perfect Strangers", a performance that promises to be unique in its originality and one in which circus arts, comedy and live music mingle together, in February.
Armed with a bicycle, a table, a barrel, a ladder and some balls, seven eccentric characters meet on stage and try to outdo one another in a contest of increasingly outrageous antics. It is an hour of sheer delight that will rock your soul. Details of the shows are as follows:
8pm, February 17 (Friday)
Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
Tickets: $190 and $150
8pm, February 18 (Saturday)
Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
Tickets: $170, $130 and $100
4pm, February 19 (Sunday)
Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre
Tickets: $170 and $130
The year is 2004 and three independent artists - Manu, a juggler, Sylvain, an acrobat, and Yann, a musician - discover that they share a common artistic vision in spite of their different backgrounds. They decide to get together and create a new type of show, weaving circus arts, music, theatre and comedy into one big playful extravaganza. Les Parfaits Inconnus, a circus troupe and rock band all rolled into one, were born in Québec. The group has toured worldwide, including Canada, the USA, Mexico, Ireland and Korea.
"The Perfect Strangers" is one of the programmes in the Family Fun series presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Tickets are now available at URBTIX outlets, on the Internet and by credit card telephone booking. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minders, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come, first-served basis). A maximum discount of 20 per cent is offered for the Family Fun series and group booking packages.
For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/0000036e.html. Ticketing enquiries can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at www.urbtix.hk.
Other programmes in the Family Fun series are "The Goose of Pipi" by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education and "Father & Mother I Love U @ Family" by Jumbo Kids Theatre.
Ends/Thursday, January 5, 2012