Nov 2019

Hong Kong Poetica

29.11.19 (fri)



30.11.19 (sat)

1130am (rescheduled)   


30.11 – 1.12.19



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


Book now


  More info | Read our Map


  More info | Hear our Waves




Special Arrangements


Reschedule of Programme and Refund Arrangement


Reschedule of Programme


Cantonese Drama “Hong Kong Poetica”, at Hong Kong City Hall Theatre, will be rescheduled as below:


  • 30 November 2019 (Saturday) at 8pm is now rescheduled to 11:30am on 30 November 2019 (Saturday)


Audiences who bought tickets of the above programme may choose to watch the rescheduled programme with the original ticket(s). Audiences who cannot attend the rescheduled programme, can contact Theatre du Pif for an exchange of ticket, or request a refund by 10 December 2019.


  1. Exchange of Ticket

For exchange of ticket of the same programme, please complete the online form by 27 November 2019:


Please access the online form here:


After receiving a confirmation email, audience can exchange new ticket(s) at the front stage of theatre with the original intact ticket (s) (with stubs).


Refund Arrangement


For refund request, please return the completed refund form with the original intact ticket(s) (with stubs) by post on or before 10 December 2019 (Tuesday) to our office (Room 90, Hua Fu Building, 111 Queen's Road West, Hong Kong). Please specify “Refund Application” on the envelope. Late application will not be accepted.


Please download refund form here:


Please visit our Facebook page: Theatre du pif Official Page 進劇場專頁 for the latest information.


For enquiries, please contact Miss Law at


The organizer reserves the right to make the final decision on all matters relating to the programme.


We apologize for any inconvenience caused. 




Theatre du Pif

19 November 2019