DJ ♪ Quartet ♪ Puppet ♪ Cinema
“It was simply pure genius and awe-inspiring... do not miss it.” Daniel Wu（Actor）
“The film, small and tender, could stand strong on its own, but the heart of the production lies in watching it being created.” The Guardian, United Kingdom
“Nufonia Must Fall plays as genuine romance.” The New York Times, United States
A marshmallow-liked Robot R is on the verge of obsolescence. He falls in love with a female roboticist and wants to create a song for her. Will it be a heart-warming sci-fi love story?
This multi-disciplinary concert is brought by DJ Kid Koala, accompanied by the Afiara Quartet, performs his original score on piano and turntable. With 40 puppets, 20 miniature sets, and cameras, the production recreates each scene from the book and portrays puppets on stage. Under the direction of production designer KK Barrett, who was the Oscar nominee, the performance is cinematically lit, filmed, and projected on screen. A combination of cinema, theatre and concert, and brand-new experience for audience not to be missed!
Premiered in 2014, Kid Koala’s Nufonia Must Fall has toured widely in different countries, including the UK, USA, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Chile, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Mainland China, etc. The audiences’ responses were overwhelming.
The programme contains some English with Chinese subtitles.
Suitable for ages 3 and above
The running time of each performance is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes without intermission.
Audience is strongly advised to arrive punctually. Latecomers and audiences who leave during the performance will only be admitted at a suitable break.
Daniel Wu's Recommendation
DJ Kid Koala is a world-renowned Canadian disc jockey, music producer and graphic novelist. He has released four solo albums, two graphic novels and also contributed to scores for various films. He likes Charlie Chaplin movies which inspired him to create this nearly non-verbal Nufonia Must Fall movie on stage from his original graphic novel.
Created, Written & Music by: DJ Kid Koala
Director: K.K. Barrett
Set Designer: Benjamin Gerlis
Puppet Designers: Clea Minaker, Patrick Martel, Félix Boisvert, Karina Bleau
Director of Photography: Anthony John Korkidakis
String Arrangements and Musical Director: Vid Cousins
Puppeteers: Patrick Martel, Tyson Houseman, Veronica Barron
Musical Performers: DJ Kid Koala, Afiara Quartet
Some $150 seats may have partly restricted view
One ticket per person regardless of age. Admission subject to age limit specified for the event. Suitable for ages 3 and above.
Tickets available from 3 October onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on internet, mobile app and credit card telephone booking.
30% off on standard tickets for each purchase of DJ Kid Koala’s Nufonia Must Fall (Canada) + any 1 of the following programmes: Pedal Punk by Cirque Mechanics (USA), Seriously Funny by Fair Play Crew (Poland), Grass by Second Hand Dance (UK), Shh! We have a plan by Cahoots NI (UK), Glimpse by Oorkaan (The Netherlands) and The Fabulous Giant Puppet Show by Sichuan Huge Puppet Troupe.
‘Cheers!’ Series Package Discount1
For each purchase of standard tickets for different stage shows / film programmes in the ‘Cheers!’ Series, the following concession applies:
10% off for any 2 programmes; 15 % off for any 3 programmes; 20% off for 4 or more programmes.
Group Booking Discount2
For each purchase of standard tickets for stage show(s) / film programme(s) in the ‘Cheers!’ Series, the following concession applies:
10% off for 4-9 standard tickets; 15% off for 10-19 standard tickets; 20% off for 20 or more standard tickets.
Family Package Discount3
20% off on standard tickets for each purchase of 2 standard tickets and 2 student concessionary tickets of the same stage show / film programme in the ‘Cheers!’ Series.
Concessionary Discounts for Senior Citizens, People with Disabilities and the Minders, Full-time Students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Recipients
Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 and above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first come, first served basis4. Half-price tickets also applicable for children aged 6 or below. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.
Patrons can enjoy only one of the above discount offers.
For each concessionary ticket for people with disabilities, the customer can purchase one ticket with the same concession for the minder.
The price of each discount ticket will be rounded up to the nearest dollar.
Programmes in the ‘Cheers!’ Series:
Seriously Funny by Fair Play Crew (Poland), Grass by Second Hand Dance (UK), Pedal Punk by Cirque Mechanics (USA), The Fabulous Giant Puppet Show by Sichuan Huge Puppet Troupe, Shh! We have a plan by Cahoots NI (UK), DJ Kid Koala’s Nufonia Must Fall (Canada), Glimpse by Oorkaan (The Netherlands), Fruit Story 3 - The Great Adventures of Pineapple Sea (Re-run) by Fantasy Puppet Theatre, Hong Kong Oratorio Society Christmas Concert 2019: Handel's Messiah, The Snowman & The Bear by City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Esther by Bel Canto Singers, The Little Snowman & Sunflower II by Make Friends with Puppet, Dot/line/plane@SuperBaby by Jumbo Kids Theatre, Wallaby’s Seat-belt by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education and Christmas Family Screen 2019.
For details of Christmas Family Screen 2019, please refer to the series brochure, programme leaflet or visit the website of Film Programmes Office at www.lcsd.gov.hk/fp.
Internet Booking www.urbtix.hk
Mobile Ticketing App My URBTIX
Credit Card Telephone Booking 2111 5999
Ticketing Enquiries 3761 6661
Programme Enquiries 2268 7323
The presenter reserves the right to change the programme and substitute artists.
The programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.
Please refer to the Chinese version.
Tickets for workshop are sold out. Thank you for your support!
You are invited to bring your sketchbook, yarn, or that lump of clay and work quietly to a set of some of DJ Kid Koala’s favourite quiet time records that he has collected on his travels around the world. It is a morning where DJ Kid Koala's music will fuel your creative mind and soul.
In English with simple Cantonese interpretation
Suitable for ages 3 and above
The workshop lasts for about 1 hour and 30 minutes
Comfortable clothing is recommended
Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 and above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first come, first served basis). Half-price tickets also applicable for children aged 6 or below. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.