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Hong Kong International Shakespeare Festival: King Lear

King Lear

A rerun of Tang Shu-wing's masterpiece of body aesthetic brought to life by a Hong Kong and Romanian cast


Featuring an all-female cast with no dialogue, Tang Shu-wing's new interpretation of King Lear is a non-verbal theatre that transcends the boundaries of Shakespeare's plays but remains quintessentially Shakespearean.

An international cast from Hong Kong and the National Theatre Marin Sorescu of Craiova promises to deliver a rarely seen and provocative performance of this classic, built on a highly minimalistic and stylised aesthetics created by a team of visionary artists from the city of Hong Kong.

Premiered in Hong Kong in 2021, King Lear toured to Shanghai in 2023, followed by more touring performances in London, Berlin and Craiova in May 2024. This critically-acclaimed production is set to return to Hong Kong this June as the opening performance of the Hong Kong International Shakespeare Festival.

**Recipient of the Director of the Year and Performer of the Year Awards, IATC (HK) Critics' Awards 2021**

"An extremely bold experimentation. The director's creative ambition and ability to execute are all worthy of appreciation." —The International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC HK)   

"Tang decides to explore the unlimited possibilities with the bold originality in style, making the adapted King Lear a newborn star." —The Theatre Times

2024.6.5    8pm*

2024.6.6    8pm

The Box, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District

$450, $350, $250

*With post-performance meet-the-artist session.

Host: Natasha Rogai (Performing arts critic of the South China Morning Post)


  • Suitable for ages 12 and above. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.
  • You are recommended to arrive 30 minutes before the event starts. Latecomers will not be admitted after the performance begins.
  • The running time of the performance is approximately 75 minutes without intermission.
  • Presenter would assign seat to early bird tickets.
  • The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the programme without prior notice.


Adaptation/Director: Tang Shu-wing

Performers: Yip Tung, Lindzay Chan, Amanda Leung, Peggy Chow, Lau Ting-kwan, Ko Kei-yan, Cassandra Tang, Corina Druc(Romania), Costinela Ungureanu (Romania)

Stage Designer: Yuen Hon-wai

Costume Designers: Yuen Hon-wai, Jade Leung

Lighting Designer: Yeung Tsz-yan

Sound Designer: Anthony Yeung

Music: Billy Ng

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Project Grant                                                         Strategic and Venue Partner                                                     


Media Partner

Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio is financially supported by the HKADC's "Eminent Arts Group Scheme".


The content of these programmes does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.


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Tickets are available from 26 April 2024 onwards at Urbtix.

Package discount for standard tickets

Two different programmes: 5% off

Three or above different programmes: 10% off

Special package discount

Purchasing the highest price (Price Zone $A) standard tickets of all five different programmes can enjoy 20% o ff discount

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