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February
UK theatre to play tall tale of games from Shakespearean romance
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Cartoon de Salvo from the UK will premiere "Meat & Two Veg" in Hong Kong during its Asian Tour over Easter.

Derived from Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", "Meat & Two Veg" is the company's acclaimed tall tale of games. The show will be staged at 8pm on March 24 to 26 (Thursday to Saturday) at the Cultural Activities Hall of Shatin Town Hall; 8pm on March 27 (Sunday) and 3pm on March 28 (Monday) at the Cultural Activities Hall of Tsuen Wan Town Hall.

You love her, she loves me, and I love you. ... The love trio of "Twelfth Night" is translated into three prepubescents growing up at seaside Britain in the wake of war, and Violet - or is it Vince? - is confused. Her mother and father seek refuge in strong tea - but, before their very eyes, rock'n'roll is brewing. Only a boat full of skiffle players can untangle the knot - but will they ever reach Blighty? Cartoon de Salvo slaps a lick of rainbow paint on monochrome England of the 50s.

Cartoon de Salvo have captivated audience all over the UK for the past decade with their giddying cocktail of exceptional storytelling, improvisation, adventure and live music. The company makes exuberant, witty, imaginative and irresistible theatre. Their ability to tell splendid stories and to invent, inspire, celebrate their works. With the vision of changing the way people feel about going to the theatre, Cartoon de Salvo produce works that are intentionally accessible and fun. Besides "Meat & Two Veg", their critically acclaimed shows "Ladies & Gentlemen Where am I?" and "Bernie & Clive" have also had fantastic sold-out runs in London and Edinburgh.

Performed in English with Chinese subtitles, "Meat & Two Veg" is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

Tickets priced at $140 are available at URBTIX outlets. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. A 10% discount applies to Friends of LCSD performing venues. There will also be group booking discounts: 10% for four to nine tickets, 15% for 10 to 19 tickets, 20% for 20 tickets or more.

For programme enquiries, call 2268 7323 or visit http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp . Ticketing enquiries and reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked online at http://www.urbtix.hk .

Ends/Thursday, February 3, 2005
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