One of the things that has fallen by the wayside since my move to Hong Kong are my trips to the theatre. Back in the UK, I would probably go see a show at least once a month – now I’m lucky if it’s more than once a year! Joining a list that includes Magnums, fish and chips and grass, it probably is one of the things I miss the most about my life in England; for me, there’s no beating that magical feel of live theatre done right and sharing that experience with a captive audience.
I’ll save the debate over Hong Kong’s perceived lack of culture for some other time (however, if Annie does come here again, I will cry) but often, I’ll read about what sounds like a really interesting production… only to then see the words ‘In Cantonese’. Boo. So when I read about Detention, a homegrown original production enjoying its fourth run in Hong Kong (which had also done a successful stint at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival), and saw the magical words ‘non-verbal’, I was in there like a flash!
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Posted in Culture, Hong Kong, Theatre
Tagged BabyJohn, Beating The Classroom Hong Kong, comedy, dance, Detention HK, Detention Hong Kong, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong shows, Lai Yuk Ching, Lin Ying Shi, Mayson Tong, original Hong Kong productions, percussion, review, Shouson Theatre, Tang Shu-Wing, Tang Shu-Wing Theatre Studio, theatre, Winwei Tsai
*NOTE: I’ve since been to LOST Hong Kong and it is loads better – I’d definitely recommend it over Freeing!*
“Can anybody see the crystal?”
Hands up if your formative years involved lots of screaming at the telly while watching The Crystal Maze? Well, if it did, perhaps like me, one of your lifelong ambitions might have been to be a contestant on The Crystal Maze (when Richard O’ Brien was hosting, obviously, not that funny Ed bloke that came after), get locked in rooms and use your smarts to figure out how to get out.
Sadly, The Crystal Maze ended almost 20 years ago (God, I’m old!) so there’s zero chance of me actually achieving that dream. However, I may have just found the next best thing to help me live out my 90s gameshow fantasies – Freeing HK.
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Posted in Hong Kong, Random
Tagged Around The World, Causeway Bay, escape the room games, Freeing HK, fun, fun things to do in Hong Kong, HK, HK Escape, Hong Kong, locked room games, Lost HK, Mong Kok, personal, quirky stuff, real-life room escape games, review, stuff to do in Causeway Bay, stuff to do in Hong Kong, stuff to do in Mong Kok, stuff to do in Tsim Sha Tsui, Tsim Sha Tsui