“Liveliness, invention and effortless appeal” The Times
For 30 years Complicite has toured the world with ground-breaking and original productions, enthralling audiences and influencing the next generation of theatre makers. Adapted from Zizou Corder’s best-selling trilogy, Lionboy is its first show created especially for families and young people.
Lionboy tells the story of eleven-year old Charlie Ashanti, a perfectly normal boy, except for one thing: he can communicate with cats - from household pets to roaring lions. When his scientist parents are kidnapped by agents of an evil multi-national pharmaceutical corporation, Charlie sets off on a brave rescue mission that takes him from London to Africa, with a little help from a floating circus and its pride of performing lions!
Renowned for devising theatrical makeovers of great literary works for adults, Complicite brings its renowned imagination, physicality and storytelling skills to this heartwarming adventure for young people everywhere.
No wonder Steven Spielberg has snapped up the movie rights!
28th - 1st March
Adapted from Puccini’s Opera of the same name, Australian choreographer Natalie Weir has transformed Turandot, a story of power, lust and revenge, into a visually stunning dramatic dance production. Accompanied by the original music, Weir’s choreography exhibits sensational and expressive dancing of The Hong Kong Ballet dancers resulting in a captivating spectacle which intrigues and beguiles audiences.
Turandot is a Princess with a glittering heart of ice who has for many years shunned the attention of men. Any man wishing to wed the Princess must successfully answer the three riddles she sets, and if they fail, they must die. Her coldness does nothing to deter her suitors, even though many before them have been ritually executed. Prince Calaf returns to the city from exile and falls in love with Turandot at first sight. In turn, he is adored from afar by Liu, his father’s loyal servant girl.
The complicated emotions aroused by this trio of protagonists inspire a deep reflection on the nature of true love…
FRI 7:30pm |
SAT/SUN 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$1,000 (Limited VIP Tickets)
$680, $480, $280, $140