Never Before in Hong Kong: Young Person’s Guide to the Theatre
AFTEC’s Comedy of Mistakes

Anybody interested in the arts and literature will enjoy Comedy of Mistakes. A (nearly) original play, it turns Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra into a theatre guide, the very first such endeavor in Hong Kong. The story follows a classic by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, retelling the Sherlock Holmes mystery, The Speckled Band.

In the first part of the show, the actors that are the cast and crew are putting together a production of The Speckled Band. Multiple production mistakes get in the way of Holmes trying to solve the mystery in this play within a play production. Then in the second half of the show, the correct version of the production is shown.

In an hour you get a hilarious comedy and you leave the theatre learning about the various elements that go into producing a play.

What’s stopping you from laughing yourself silly and supporting live performances?

Co- directors/ Playwrights / Adaptation: Dr Vicki Ooi & Oscar Fung

In English with bilingual surtitles

Approximately 60 minutes

For aged 6 or above

Social distancing measures apply

Secondary School Shows

 3 – 19/3/2021

Mon to Fri

10:15am / 1:45pm / 4:30pm

Public Shows

7 & 14/3/2021



Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre

Ticket Price: $200* | $150*

Tickets available at URBTIX

Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661

Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999

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*50% discount for full-time students, people with disabilities and the minder, senior citizens aged 60 or above and CSSA recipients. 5% discount for every purchase of 10 or more full-price tickets. All the above discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or offer.

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The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC) is a bilingual Learning Theatre™ and non-profit arts organisation dedicated to nurturing the next generation of young people. We believe in the power of the arts to inspire, motivate and transform, and use an integrated arts-in-education approach to enhance education and encourage creative learning. Established in 2008 as a registered charity, we have reached over 232,525 audience members and participants through our diverse programmes to date, and have been the Venue Partner of the Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre under the LCSD Venue Partnership Scheme since 2009.

AFTEC was selected as a top 10 high impact NGO in the PwC Community Mentoring Programme on social impact assessment in 2015, recipient of HK Arts Development Council’s Award for Arts Education 2014 & 2017, and is a two-time recipient of the Springboard Grant under the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. AFTEC pioneered Relaxed Theatre & the performing arts module of Medical Humanities developing STEAM as a teaching & learning approach.

About “From Page to Stage®”

“From Page to Stage®” Programme is a comprehensive Learning & Participation theatre education platform in English, which has been an astounding success in the past 12 years. Tailor made for secondary school students, the Programme is a fresh and unique educational adventure. Through high quality drama performances and in-school pre- and post-performance workshops, we aim to nurture students’ interest in classic literature and appreciation of the arts. The programme has reached over 100,430 secondary students and teachers through over 255 performances of 12 highly-acclaimed “From Page to Stage®” productions.