Absolutely Fabulous Children’s Theatre
at Lee Gardens
12 favourite Aesop’s Fables throughout the year
Aesop was a storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece. His stories have become so influential throughout history that they have been adapted into poems, films and plays.
Famous stories such as The Hare and The Tortoise, The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg, The Town Mouse & The Country Mouse and The Lion & The Mouse are still popular today. Each story has a clear moral and inspires us to be better people. Near 4,000 children and parents attended the shows since April last year.
AFTEC is delighted to be back presenting Aesop’s Fables in Lee Garden Two for another twelve Months. Professional performers Sandra Waters and Michael Sharmon will continue to tell a different Aesop’s Fable in each show and will involve the audience in fun activities and songs.
One favourite story adapted from Aesop’s Fables each month
Adaptation & Director: Michael Sharmon
Actors: Michael Sharmon and Sandra Waters
Venue: 2/F, Lee Gardens Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay (MTR Causeway Bay Station Exit F1)
Children aged 3 to 10 with parents are welcome
Language: In English
Free Entry with limited seats. First come first served.
– Adapation, Director & Actor
Michael Sharmon is originally from Australia and has worked in the worlds of Television, Film and Theatre. Since moving to Hong Kong he helped to co-found Golden Voice Entertainment along with his business partner Sandra Waters.
Michael has written two original musicals, AUDITIONS which was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Arabian Dreams which had its premiere in Hong Kong in September 2018. He also wrote the play Lions Typhoons and Judy, Oh My! about Judy Garland, which was produced by Golden Voice Entertainment and Sweet and Sour Productions and was premiered in Hong Kong in June 2018.
Michael was selected as The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connections (AFTEC)’s Emerging Director in 2016. Part of the experience included traveling to the UK in the summer of 2016, to further his studies as a director at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA); and then returning to Hong Kong to direct Jane Eyre for the company. He has since directed productions of Theseus and the Minotaur and The Secret Garden and later this year will be directing Pygmalion for AFTEC.
As an actor for AFTEC, Michael has performed the roles of Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Passepartout in Around the World in 80 Days and Javert in Les Misérables – Not the Musical. In Dec 2018 he performed the role of Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol for Sweet and Sour Productions and is delighted to be revisiting the role in Dec 2019.
Michael recently performed with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in their Annual performance of the Snowman and the Bear.
Sandra Waters made her Australian television debut on “Young Talent Time” at the age of eight. She won the Melbourne Tap Dancing Championship for three consecutive years, and was a performer for DanceSport Australia appearing regularly on the television network Channel 10.
Since then Sandra has been a stage performer and choreographer across five countries around the world. As a singer she has performed at spectacular events across Asia Pacific, including opening for Elton John as part of a CLSA Investors’ Forum. She has also worked as an actor and voiceover artiste on film, television, radio and in corporate videos.
At the 70th Anniversary Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sandra played the role of show-off showgirl Vivian in the musical, AUDITIONS, winning rave reviews. “…The uber-talented Sandra Waters from Melbourne…threatened to steal the show almost at the outset.
On the theatrical stage, Sandra has performed lead roles in productions of Cabaret, 42nd Street, Chicago, Crazy For You, Oliver and Hello Dolly. As a choreographer, she has put her creative stamp on productions of West Side Story, Pippin and Sweet Charity.
Dates, time and adapted story
Saturdays & Sundays| 3-3:25pm & 4-4:25pm
||20 & 21
||The Hare and the Tortoise
||18 & 19
||The Cat and Venus
||29 & 30
||The Lion and the Mouse
||6 & 7
||The North Wind and the Sun
||17 & 18
||14 & 15
||19 & 20
||23 & 24
||21 & 22
||4 & 5
||22 & 23
||7 & 8
The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC) reserves the right to change or cancel any programme and time of performance. Please refer to this page for the latest information.