AFTEC’s Youth Theatre in English production of The Browning Version and Harlelquinade, a double bill by Terence Rattigan, is a salute to the renowned British dramatist whose plays are still performed all over the world 30 years after his death.
Directed by Stephan Spurr, the two plays feature the performance of Bravo! Hong Kong Youth Theatre Awards awardees and other young acting talents. Come and celebrate with us the great works of a dramatist who wrote some of the most memorable and important plays of the 20th century.
In The Browning Version, arguably Rattigan’s finest play, Andrew Crocker-Harris, a desiccated school master, is about to retire unloved by the boys, unvalued by the school where he has taught for 18 years; and betrayed by his wife, Millie. But a pupil’s parting gift releases Andrew’s pent up emotions, turning a long term defeat into a victory of the spirit. Praised by The Daily Telegraph as “a play of extraordinary depth, compassion and psychological perception”, The Browning Version is a moving story that is beautifully melancholic.
Harlelquinade is a farcical demonstration of a late 1940’s dress rehearsal of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet by a touring company. The Gosports, old enough to be the parents of the ” star crossed lovers” they are playing, resort to whatever means they can give to the illusion of youth. The rehearsal progresses from one comic crisis to another, climaxing in a scene of hilarious confusion. This is simply a fun, amusing and enjoyable comedy that you can’t miss!
Come join our backstage tour after the performance and explore the dynamics of the backstage with our actors and backstage team. You can even get up close and personal with the sets designed by Richard Rees, the renowned British architect!
An exclusive pre-show workshop can be arranged for schools booking up to 30 tickets. Tutor will explore the sentimental world of the 20th century British playwright: Terence Rattigan with students by going through the plots, characters and themes of his two significant plays.
The 45 minutes pre-show workshops will be held in the Art Studio of Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre during 5 – 8/12/2013 (Thur-Sun), please contact us for details. With limited quota, first come, first reserved.
6/12/2013 (Fri) 7:30pm
7/12/2013 (Sat) 2:30pm, 7:30pm
8/12/2013 (Sun) 2:30pm
Performance + 20-minute Backstage Tour
URBTIX box office opens 11 October 2013
*Half-price tickets are available for full-time students, people with disabilities and the minder, senior citizens aged 60 or above and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients.
5% discount for every purchase of 10 or more full-price tickets.
Present your receipt/ membership card of Swindon Book Co. Ltd., Hong Kong Book Centre or Kelly & Walsh Ltd. to enjoy a 10% off for any purchase of full-price tickets. Quota limited!
For more details, please contact us at
Tel: 2520 1716
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