2020.10.28   8:00pm (Seoul time)


Online Live Broadcast

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

Cantonese, Putonghua with occasional Hakka
Korean and English subtitles
and an interpreter in Korean.

Number of Performers
Actors  4 male 5 female
Musicians  2 

Minimum Stage Dimension
7.5m x 5m

1 hour 10 minutes 









2020 East Asian People's Theater Festival  (EAPTF2020, Seoul)

인어 루팅
Live Broadcast

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 East Asian People's Theatre Festival of South Korea to perform 'Lu-ting the Merman' at first in a Korean tour in 2019. Owing to the uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Theatre Horizon decided to re-devise it for the camera. This live version of Lu-ting the Merman will be performed in Cantonese for the first time and broadcast on YouTube. This version is adapted to the camera. Lu-ting the Merman premiered in 2014. In 2018, the renowned review magazine, The List, gave it a 5-star review.

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 and Production Team

Playwright  Wong Kwok-kui
Artistic Director and Director 
Chan Chu-hei
Composer/Sound Designer
 Chan Wai-fat
Choreographer,  Musician & Producer  Julia Mok

William Kwok Wai-lun
Mask Designer  Chen Ying-ching
Costume Design  
The Director & the cast
Lighting Designer/Camera Operator

Fung Kwok-kee
Fight Choreographer
Yuen Fai
Tim Chan
The Cast
Chan Wing-shuen

Ko Ki-yan
Kwok Siu-kit
Lai Chai-ming
Jumbo Lam
Mak Chi-lok
Tse Bing-ying
She Lok-in#
Tung Chung-can
Interpreter in Korean
Purple Pun Ching-wan
Stage Manager
Oliver Man
Deputy Stage Manager 
Yim Yan Ling+
Assistant to Lighting Designer 
Kwok Pui-yan

Subtitle Translator
Park Hancheol

Subtitle Operator

Isaac Lam

# Supported by HKADC under the Drama Artistic Internship Scheme.
* Supported by HKADC under the Arts Administrative Internship Scheme.
+ The Arts Production Internship Scheme is supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council

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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