The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream”
There’s a play within a play, enchanted woods, a fairy queen running game on a literal asshead, and two adolescent couples waking up naked in a field, all orchestrated by a shrewd and knavish sprite—The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s touring adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece is set to a score by Mendelssohn and performed by a world class assortment of dancers. This Dream is one you won’t want to wake up from. Oct 7-8, 7:45pm; Oct 9, 3pm. Sha Tin Town Hall, 1 Yuen Wo Rd., Sha Tin. $160-420 from urbtix.hk. The Tiger Lillies Perform Hamlet
Hamlet gets a rock musical update as British cult band The Tiger Lillies team up with Danish contemporary theater troupe Theatre Republique to retell the story of the young, tormented Danish prince 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. Sep 9-10, 8pm; Sep 11, 3pm. Kwai Tsing Theatre, 12 Hing Ning Rd.,
Kwai Fong. $180-420 from urbtix.hk.
Cantonese Opera Demo
Cantonese opera star Yuen Siu-fai leads a team of artists and musicians in a performance to introduce younger generations to Cantonese opera. They’ll be performing opera classics including “Under the Umbrella” from “The Moon Pavillion” and “The Hunt” from “War and Never-ending Love.” Join them and relish the magic of an age-old tradition being passed onto a new crop of Cantonese operalovers. Aug 26, 7:30pm. Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, 11 Clear Water Bay Rd., Choi Hung.
$100-140 from urbtix.hk.