Ticketing Platform

Premiere 

2018.7.17

Date 

2018.7.17 - 21   8pm
2018.7.21           3pm
Studio Theatre, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

(2nd Floor, 135 Junction Road, near Lok Fu MTR Station)

$200, $150 (Full-time Students, Senior Citizens aged 60 or above, Patrons with disabilities and the minder at limited supply.)

Performance Elements
Puppetry  Theatre  Physical Theatre  Live Music

Language  
Cantonese  

Number of Performers
Actors  4 Male 3 Female
Musician 1 

Duration 
1hr 20mins  With no intermission

Suitability 
Aged 12 and above

THEATRE HORIZON PRESENTS
 ASIAN THEATRE 5-YEAR SYMBIOSIS

DRUG

‘A mantou dipped in human blood like this can cure any consumption!’
– Drug, Lu Xun (1919)

Theatre Horizon invited the potential founders of Rolling Puppet Alternative Theatre from Macau, who finished their Master studies in the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Lam Teng Teng and Kevin Chio to cooperate with our Artistic Director, Chan Chu-hei. They will work together with local professional theatre practitioners to develop their work – Drug, which had been highly rated in Macau.

Hundred years ago, young Lu Xin used a revolutionist’s blood as ingredient to prescribe Chinese nation a medicine. As the medicine took effect, have the symptom that rooted in our culture been vanished?

Adapted from a most notable Chinese writer Lu Xin’s short novel with the same title, Drug extends the original story of an old Chinese restaurant. Scenes of ancient and modern stories are juxtaposed and intersected. This way of exploration exposes the audience to an entirely new theatre experience.

Lu Xin widely used symbolism in Drug that is very suitable for metaphorical puppet to transform into a theatre language. With live music, the audience can shuttle between the past and present. They can also taste the bitterness and absurdity of the old and new 'drug'.
 

 

 


 


The founding members of Rolling Puppet Alternative Theatre, Lam Teng Teng (left) and Kevin Chio.

Author   Lu Xin
Symbiotic Partner  
Rolling Puppet Alternative Theatre (Macao)
Creative & Production Team
Artistic Director, Curator & Acting Coach
Chan Chu-hei

Co-Creator  Lam Teng Teng, Kevin Chio

Director, Puppetry & Scenographer
Lam Teng Teng
Playwright  
Poon Wai-keung
Musical Director / Musician 
Bruce Pun
Lighting Designer 
Fung Kwok-kee Gabriel
The Cast  
Boat Chan 
Chiu Chin-hei Kenneth
Ko Ki-yan,   Kwok Siu-kit
Lai Chai-ming   Lam Ka-bo
Wong Yat-hei Willis

Musician / Assistant to Musical Director
 
Tse Po-shing
Technical Coordinator 
Lai Tsz-yu
Deputy Stage Manager 
Judy Cheng#
Assistant Stage Manager 
Chan Tak-wing, Cheung Ching-man
Producer 
 Julia Mok
Assistant Producer
Ling Yuen-shan*
Graphic Designer  Lai Ying-ying
 

*Supported by HKADC under the Arts Administration Internship Scheme.
# Supported by HKADC under the Arts Production Internship Scheme.

 



 
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