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2013
February
Jumbo Kids Theatre to perform "Monster Family" in March
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     Jumbo Kids Theatre will return in March with Toasty and her classmates Lui and Lan in its latest production, "Monster Family".

     The trio take part in the "One Instrument for Every Student" scheme for many years in the hope of winning the school music competition. Their parents become tiger parents, seeing their children as all-round achievers whether in character, intelligence, physical performance, social skills or the arts, forcing them to practice hard and make music part of their everyday life. Sing is an exception. He doesn't know how to play any instrument, has no particular skill, and his favourite hobby is to pick up waste plastic and put it in the recycle bins. To his fellow students, Sing is a monster. Some even think that he comes from a family of monsters who love eating plastic. In order to find out the truth, they decide to pay him a visit at home. While they are there a mystery person suddenly appears and takes the children on an adventure as they visit one "monster family" after another.

     Details of the performances are as follows:

Multi-media Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
March 22 and 23 (Friday and Saturday) 8pm
March 24 (Sunday) 3pm

Cultural Activities Hall, Tuen Mun Town Hall
March 29 and 30 (Friday and Saturday) 8pm
March 31 (Sunday) 3pm

     Performed in Cantonese, "Monster Family" is one of the Miracle Fun programmes presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Tickets priced at $100 and $130 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 Miracle Fun booking package.

     For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 or visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/f_entertainment/program_134.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 Miracle Fun series include "Hairy the Little Macaque" by Fantasy Puppet Theatre, "The Happy Prince" by La Baldufa (Spain), "U900 Ukulele Live in Hong Kong 2013" (Japan) and "FireFly" by Evolution Dance Theater (USA/Italy).

Ends/Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Issued at HKT 11:01

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