Hamlet gets a rock musical update as British cult band The Tiger Lillies team up with Danish contemporary theatre troupe Theatre Republique to retell the story of the young, tormented Danish king and the rain of blood which ensues as he comes to terms with who really killed his father. Balancing touches of cabaret, opera and gypsy music and the multimedia expertise of Theatre Republique, this stage adaptation is set to be an unforgettable experience—at least far more so than Mel Gibson’s version. Sep 9-10, 8pm; Sep 11, 3pm. Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd.,
Kwai Fong. $180-420 from urbtix.hk. The Sin Family
This new production by the HK Repertory Theatre explores family relationships in the city. An affluent couple who has been able to provide their son with every material desire he could ever ask for is unable to give him the thing he actually wants: peace in the family. Stars actress Candice Yu as the matriarch. In Cantonese with English surtitles. Through Aug 1, 7:45pm. Theatre,
City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central.
$160-300 from urbtix.hk.
Blue Man Group in Macau Get ready to get blue’d in the face: the world’s most famous cerulean celebrities (and no, we’re not talking about the Na’vi) are headed to Macau and they’re bringing with them their usual explosive performance experience. Transcending all cultural, language and age differences, the Blue Man Group combine science, comedy, music and exciting visual effects into a standout performance. Aug 11-28. Venetian Theatre, The Venetian, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai, Macau. $380-880 from hkticketing.com.
The Tiger Lillies Perform Hamlet