2019.11.5   7:00pm


Phoenix Theatre
National Cheng Kung University,
Tainan City, Taiwan

Yun Ping Administrative Building
No.1, University Road
Tainan City 701, Taiwan 

Performance Elements 
Touring Repertoire  Theatre  Physical  Live Music Mask  Story-telling  Xiqu

Putonghua with occasional Cantonese and Hakka
English mobile subtitles available

Number of Performers
Actors  4 male 4 female
Musicians  2 

Minimum Stage Dimension
7.5m x 5m

1 hour



Theatre Horizon's presentation at the 2019 Tainan International
Human Rights Festival


A mythical merman tribe in ancient Hong Kong, the Lu-tings is oppressed by another dominant culture. They learn the language of this culture and end up revolting against them. This is a touching story told in a theatre style encompassing dance, masks, live music and poetry, ‘reminding the audience of their own heritage.’ (The VileArts)

Theatre Horizon was invited by the College of Liberal Arts of National Cheng Kung University to participate in the 2019 International Human Rights Festival. For the first time, Lu-ting the Merman will be performed in Putonghua. Lu-ting the Merman premiered in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2014. The company returned to Edfringe with a revised version in 2018 and won a 5-star review by the highly regarded review magazine, The List.

Review  (2018 Edinburgh)

The List | Stunning evocation of oppressed innocence / Gareth K. Vile 2018.8.19
// Telling the mythical story of a merman tribe, Theatre Horizon's charming yet emotive production is an elegant evocation of the nature of colonial oppression.… playful and polite, emotional grueling and compassionate. //



Creative & Production Team

   Wong Kwok-kui
Director  Chan Chu-hei
Composer   Chan Wai-fat
Choreographer,  Musician & Producer  Julia Mok
Mask Designer  Chen Ying-ching
Costume Design  
The Director & the cast
Lighting Designer, Musician
Fung Kwok-kee
The Cast
Lai Chai-ming#
Chiu Chin-hei
Ko Ki-yan
Chan Wing-shuen
Jumbo Lam
Kwok Siu-kit
Mak Chi-lok
Tse Bing-ying

Deputy Stage Manager
Oliver Man

Administrative Assistant
Isaac Lam

#Supported by HKADC under the Drama Artistic Internship Scheme.
* Supported by HKADC under the Arts Administrative Internship Scheme.

Past Performances

Nov 2019 Tainan International Human Rights Festival
 (In putonghua) 
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
 (In English) 
2015 Hong Kong Version
 (In English) 
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
 (In English) 




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