The Hong Kong French Theatre Festival Returns with 4 Must-See Plays
Why We Recommend it
The festival’s fourth edition brings four quality productions to the Hong Kong stage, from a razor-sharp modern mystery to a Guinness World Record-holding play.
Founded by Beatrice and Sebastien Biessy in 2016 with the aim to bring French culture and theatre to all,, the Hong Kong French Theatre Festival continues to delight both casual theatre goers and die-hard drama fans with four enjoyable and thought-provoking evenings.
This year’s programme features Do I have an Arletty Face?, a poignant portrait of a young girl’s tough life; The Story Teller, a dark tale about Martin who, when burying his father in a rainy night, discovers a manuscript that leads him into a staggering search throughout history and across the continents; Signed Dumas, a duet and duel between the famed writer (1802-1870) and The three Musketeers and The count of Monte-Cristo co-author Auguste Maquet (1813-1888) in claiming the authorship of these two literary masterpieces; as well as The Bald Soprano, an award-winning autopsy of contemporary society conveyed through the trivial and absurd statements exchanged between two couples. The latter, which is penned by by French avant-garde theatre’s foremost figure Eugène Ionesco (1909-1994), holds the world record for the play that has been staged continuously in the same theatre (Theatre de la Huchette) for the longest time (61 years).
Please note that all the French performances will be supplemented with English subtitles.