Young Theatre Makers 2024: Showcase & Discussion

13 & 14.7.2024 (Sat & Sun) 2:30pm
Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre

How can theatre strengthen young people’s presentation and communication skills while nurturing their critical thinking? Over the years, The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection has provided schools with good stories filled with deep feelings and great questions that resonate with young people created by local and international playwrights under the Young Theatre Makers scheme. During the in-school and joint-school training, we focus on the process for students to analyse the scripts, connect to their own experiences, reflect and discuss the themes of the plays.

For aged 10 or above | Approx. 3 hours
Bilingual performance & discussion

Ticketing details


Early-bird discount:

10% discount on or before 21 Jun

  • 50% discount for full-time students, people with disabilities and the minder, senior citizens aged 60 or above and CSSA recipients.
  • 10% discount applies to full-price tickets for each purchase of four or more tickets.


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In order of appearance

EN = English performance | CN = Cantonese performance

13.7.2024 (Sat)

14.7.2024 (Sun)


Ho Fung College (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen)  |  EN

The Sweetness of a Sting

TWGHs Lui Yun Choy Memorial College |  EN

Liam’s Story

Hong Kong Sea School |  CN

 The River of Youth

HKBUAS Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School |  EN

Bye Bye Baby

Chinese YMCA Secondary School |  EN


Ma On Shan St. Joseph’s Secondary School  |  EN

When I Want to Whistle, I Whistle

 Tsung Tsin Christian Academy  |  EN

The Sweetness of a Sting

Semple Memorial Secondary School   |  EN


 Youth College (International) – DILWL Site & Tsing Yi Site  |  EN


 Immaculate Heart of Mary College  |  EN

Bye Bye Baby

A group of young people living in the era of social media who, in different ways, are struggling with life online.

Playwright : Åsa Lindholm

Translator : Edward Buffalo Bromberg


A play about families, and what happens when divorce tears them apart. What can be split? What can be shared? One cannot divide love. It is unsplittable.

Playwright : Milena Bogavac

Translators:Edward Buffalo Bromberg


A robot-building scientist must choose between losing his son forever and trying something that has never been done before. What happens when we take artificial intelligence to its extreme?

Playwrights:Dr Vicki Ooi & Thomas Lawson


A group of teenagers, like Hyenas in clans, are desperate to change their status and find their place in the world. It is about friendship, bullying and the fight for popularity.

Playwright : Anders Duus

Translator : Edward Buffalo Bromberg

IQ. Rock

This play received critical acclaim and describes the gulf between teacher and student due to difference in racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Playwright : Khairi Anwar

Translator : Jamal Raslan

Liam’s Story

Think about disability, support and friendship. A young man and a boy meet at a school for the disabled. They develop a friendship that changes both their lives but will it last?

Playwright : Sara Clifford

Translator : To Nga Ki

The River of Youth

Willard, a retired teacher, is blamed for ruining the life of a former student. He is forced to look back at the man he once was and to understand the consequences of his actions.

Playwright : Hasan Erkek

Translator : Jonathan Maurice Ross

The Sweetness of a Sting

Attempting to run away and escape his parents’ plans, Badger finds himself in a land beneath our feet that he cannot escape from. This fantastical story looks at what it means to be young – disconnected from nature, and from your identity.

Playwright : Chinonyerem Odimba

When I Want to Whistle, I Whistle

Three young men in a boy’s detention centre kidnap the centre’s warden and a young woman, who plans to conduct a study into juvenile delinquency. The boys demand a helicopter to rescue and set them free. Will they get what they wish for?

Playwright : Andreea Vălean

Translators: Cheryl Robson & Caludiu Trandafir


AFTEC reserves the right to postpone, cancel, modify the programme format or substitute artists / tutors
To avoid disturbance, latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable time during the performance
The content of the discussion reflects the viewpoints of the participants only