SCOLAR English Alliance “From Page to Stage®” Programme 2018 – Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Man is not truly one, but truly two


After the tremendous success of Franky, a theatrical re-telling of Frankenstein in 2016, the Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC) will stage another re-imagined production,
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, an exciting production inspired by The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, starting on March 1, 2018, with 28 shows at the Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a successful classic published in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson, which portrays how every individual has a duality of both benevolent and malevolent personalities, thoughts and feelings within them.

Inspired by this enthralling classic, Dr Vicki Ooi will present a powerful production showing the destruction that can be wrought when ambition goes unchecked by moral constraints and conscience. The play also presents a debate on how our personalities and moral compass were shaped. Does nature or nurture make us who we are?

The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC) collaborates with The Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) in delivering the “From Page to Stage®” programme 2018 to secondary school students for SCOLAR English Alliance.

The “From Page to Stage®” programme is a comprehensive learning and participation English theatre education platform. This highly-acclaimed programme has entered its 7th year with over 160 performances with astounding success. Tailor made for local secondary school students, the programme is a fresh and unique educational adventure which benefited more than 76,000 secondary school students and teachers. Through high quality drama performances and thoughtfully designed pre- and post-performance workshops, the programme nurtures students’ interest in classic literature and widens their exposure to authentic use of the English language.




Director: Dr Vicki Ooi
Script co-creator: Dr Vicki Ooi & Michael Sharmon
Music composer: Ben Robinson

Performed by native English-speaking cast

26 School Shows
1- 16. 3. 2018
Monday to Friday
10:15am; 1:45pm; 4:30pm

2 Public Performances
11 & 18.3.2018 (Sun) 2:30pm

Venue: Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre Theatre

Duration: Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes
With pre- and post-show creative activities for audience at the foyer
In English with English and Chinese surtitles
For aged 6 and above

Tickets available at URBTIX
$220#, $200, $150
# including 20-min post-show stage tour (quota applies)

Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Telephone Booking: 2111 5999
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Programme Enquiries: 2520 1716 / info@aftec.hk

Media enquiries: Christina Cheng, Head of Marketing & Publicity (25201716 / 91932114 | christina@aftec.hk)

About AFTEC

The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC) is a bilingual Learning Theatre™ and non-profit arts organisation dedicated to nurturing the next generation of youth. 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 learning. Established in 2008 as a registered charity, we have reached over 160,233 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 Arts Education Award 2013-14, and is financially supported by the Springboard Grant (2015-17) under the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

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 six years. Tailor made for local 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 local students’ interest in classic literature and appreciation of the arts. The Programme has reached over 64,000 secondary students and teachers through six highly-acclaimed “From Page to Stage®” productions and over 160 performances.