HK Magazine - - CULTURE -

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 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

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 hk­tick­et­

The Tiger Lil­lies Per­form Ham­let

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