by George Orwell
13-14. 5. 2022 8pm
14-15. 5. 2022 3pm
Studio Theatre, HK Cultural Centre
"I wanted to write enormous naturalistic novels with unhappy endings, full of detailed descriptions and arresting similes... And in fact my first completed novel, Burmese Days, which I wrote when I was thirty, is rather that kind of book." - George Orwell, "Why I Write"
Ever since the founding of Theatre Ronin, we have been focusing on putting Hong Kong literature on theatre. This year, to mark our 16th anniversary, we bring forth our first ever foreign novel adaptation, Burmese Days by George Orwell.
About George Orwell and Burmese Days
Most know Orwell from his last two works: Animal Farm and 1984. He is also known for his opposition to pretentious diction. He was praised, however, for the flowery language in his first novel Burmese Days, readers could as well have a glimpse of the thought basis of his later works. He had lived in the colonial Burma for 5 years as a young man. Not only did this experience become the fabric of his first novel, but Burma also shaped his vision in literature as a spiritual root.
Theatre Ronin explores the spiritual world of young Orwell with our unique contemporary theatrical aesthetics.
Director, Adaptation, Stage design: Alex TAM
Producer: Jessie LAM
Performers: LEUNG Ho Pong, WONG Ching Yan Birdy#, CHAN Xiyong Andrew, CHIU Chin Hei, Holmes CHEUNG, CHAN Kong Hung
Dramaturg: Suyi KAN
Chorographer: Joseph LEE*
Costume designer: Suki CHAN
Lighting designer: Zoe CHEUNG
Sound designer: Maj CHAN
Live Jazz performer: YAU Yao Yin
Production and Stage Manager: CHONG Hiu Ting
Deputy Stage Manager: Nancy LEE
Assistant Producer and illustration: Sissy LAM
Graphic Design: studio-m.hk
Photo: Fung Wai Sun@sunyeahproduction
# With kind permission of Artocrite Theater Limited
* With kind permission of Unlock Dancing Plaza
Ticket Price：$398/ $298/ $238*
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*Tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 and above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students, and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Limited tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
This show contains adult elements, coarse language, nudity and violence. Audiences below 18-year-old will not be admitted.
Running time is about 120 minutes without intermission.
Latecomers and audiences who leave during the performance will only be admitted at a suitable break.
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