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International Black Box Festival 2016:
Performer Studio
"Descendants of the Eunuch Admiral"
(Hong Kong)

15.10.2016 - 23.10.2016

A timeless classic by Kuo Pao-kun, a forefather of Singaporean theatre Brought on stage again by a rising star cast and crew


“…the more I discover, the more I am convinced that we were related,that I had to be a descendant of the Eunuch Admiral.”


A powerful work about castration and politics, Descendants of the Eunuch Admiral recounts the legacy of the man responsible for China’s most extensive maritime expeditions in the 15th century, the legendary eunuch, Admiral Zheng He. Using the metaphor of castration, parallels are drawn between the power struggles of court eunuchs and the displacement of modern human beings who make sacrifices in their lives in order to survive in the highly competitive and industrious society.


What was Zheng He searching from the sea? What do we desire from our position in society?



Ticket Discount 


15% discount for
-HKRep Pals
-Hang Seng Credit Card Customers (applicable to purchase of standard tickets at URBTIX outlets) 


10% discount for 
-Members of CCDC Dance Inspirations,
-Club Bravo members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra,
-Zuni’s Friends of Zuni Icosahedron,
-Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet,
-Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra 
-Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company 
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-Staff of Shun Hing Group 
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50% discount for
-Senior citizens aged 60 or above
-Full-time students (limited offer)
-People with disabilities and the minder

Performance Date & Venue

8:00 pm

15# , 18 – 22 . 10 . 2016

3:00 pm

16#,  22 – 23 . 10 . 2016

Price: $200/ $180* (Free Seating)

HKRep Black Box (8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre)

*Weekday Special – Only applicable to the performances from Tue to Thu (Except public holiday eve)

#With post-performance talk

Presented in Cantonese

This programme contains strong language and adult content  

For ages 12 and above

No admission for latecomer 

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The 8th Hong Kong Theatre Libre
Nomination for Best Director Tony Wong

Cast & Production Team

PlaywrightKuo Pao-kun
Director/ Adaptation/ Movement DirectorTony Wong*
Set and Costume DesignerYuen Hon Wai
Lighting DesignerYeung Tsz Yan
Composer and Sound DesignerLabroe Lee
CastWu Tsun Ho Marcus
Lai Lok Hang Luke
Chan Ka Yan Karen
Jessica Wong
Chan Ting Hin Henry
Leung Chung Hang
Yung Wai Tung Pink
Chan Hin Tung
Yuen Ho Yeung
MusicianLi Chun Lam James
*With kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
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