Nov 2019

Hong Kong Poetica

29 – 30.11.19
(fri-sat) 8pm
30.11 – 1.12.19
(sat-sun) 4pm

Hong Kong City Hall

In Cantonese

In their first piece of devised theatre based on Hong Kong literature,Theatre du Pif explore the world of local poet Leung Ping Kwan (Yasi).

Using the sound and movement of our time we begin to connect to Yasi’s deep sentiments about our city and explore his resilience and strength as he walks through the mists of uncertainty.


“We walk along the edge of the bustling city, I think I see
The weary one falling, shaking the river on his head
Sprinkling the world with fresh dew drops”
- ‘Kuafu at Exchange Square’ (excerpt), Yasi


We swim along the coastline shadowing our oceanic whale

She dives deep and we follow in search of sanctuary from the stormy waves

A new map is drawn

Our Pandora’s Box containing the city’s past, present and future is revealed 

Listen! Can you hear? They are the voices of our city

Let us encounter one another and journey home together...


“the ocean between us, how I yearned to be with you
and share with you the refreshing melon
There are so many things that do not live up to expectations
The human world has its imperfections
The bitter melon understands.”
- ‘Traveling with a Bitter Melon’ (excerpt), Yasi


Theatre Illustrator & Director: Bonni Chan

Performer: Ip Ka Man, Jumbo Lam, Karen Kan, Bonni Chan, Wong Pik Kwan,
TDPers (Irene Tsang, Kwok Man Cheong, Chan Deer) & a Whale

Music performance: Lau Chi Bun

Set Designer: Yuen Hon Wai

Lighting Designer: Lau Ming Hang

Costume Designer: Cheng Man Wing

Sound Designer: Lau Chi Bun, Cher Ng


$280, $220


Tickets available from 25 Oct at all URBTIX outlets, on internet, by mobile ticketing app My URBTIX and by credit card telephone booking


Purchase Discount
Discounted tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students, and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets available on a first-come-first-served basis)


Group Purchase Discount

5% discount on 2-4 regular tickets; 10% discount on 5-9 regular tickets; 15% discount on 10 regular tickets or more


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