Hong Kong International Black Box Festival: post / HKRep "Oedipus Schmoedipus" (Australia/ Hong Kong)

  • HKRep Black Box (8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre)
  • 26.10.2018 - 29.10.2018

A comic bloodbath about a fate that none of us can escape

Oedipus Schmoedipus is a joyful, dark, irreverent, hilarious and confronting performance about death: real death, fake death, and death as portrayed in world’s great theatre classics.

Resurrecting multiple murders andsuicides, Zoë Coombs Marr and Mish Grigor – from the provocative Australian collective post – pile up classic dramatic death scenes into an accessible, fun-filled, engaging new spectacle with plenty of blood and gore. For each performance’s mammoth bloodbath, the two artists benlist HKRep actors ManMan Kwok and Man Sui Hing and a cast of 25 local volunteers to join them in the comic lament and slaughter. Straddling live art, theatre and contemporary performance, Oedipus Schmoedipus has had audiences around the world in stitches and in tears. Cunningly and cleverly carried off, Oedipus Schmoedipus is a democratic theatrical extravaganza 2,500 years in the making. 


Oedipus Schmoedipus pushes towards some fundamental truth about why we watch theatre at all, staving off our own mortality with a moment of togetherness.”
— Sydney Morning Herald



Workshop: Personal Pastiche with post
Co-commissioned with HKRep & West Kowloon
Co-produced with
Intimate Spectacle is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts
Audio Visual Sponsor
Media Sponsor

Performance Date & Venue

  • HKRep Black Box (8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre)
  • 8pm 26* – 27, 29.10.2018
    4pm 27.10.2018
    5pm 28.10.2018
  • $300
  • *With post-performance talk
  • Free Seating
  • Presented in Cantonese with English surtitles
  • This programme contains scenes of violence, strong lighting effects and strong language
  • Recommended for ages 12 and above
  • Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes without intermission
  • No admission for latecomers
  • Please contact HKRep before purchasing tickets if wheelchair seats are required. (Tel: 3103-5900)

Ticketing Info

Ticket Discounts

50% discount for
  • Full-time Students (limited offer)
  • Senior Citizens aged 60 or above (limited offer)
  • People with disabilities & the minder. For purchase of each concessionary ticket for people with disabilities, the customer can purchase one ticket of same concession for a minder.
15% discount for
  • HKRep Pals members
  • Staff of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

10% discount for
  • Members of CCDC Dance Inspirations
  • Club Bravo members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Zuni’s Friends
  • Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet

10% discount for (Discounts only available at URBTIX outlets upon presentation of valid membership / staff cards)
  • Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
  • Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company
  • Chung Ying Theatre “Energy Fun Club plus” (max 2 tickets)
  • Members of HKAPA Alumni Association
  • Members of Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servant’s Association
  • FANCL Club Members
  • Staff of Shun Hing Group
  • Bookaholic Members of The Commercial Press
  • Tom Lee “Music For Life” Members
  • Members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
  • Members or Staff of Broadway Photo Supply Limited
Tickets now available at URBTIX
Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999
Online Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Programme Enquiries: 3103 5900

Cast & Production Team

Playwrights post (Zoë Coombs Marr, Mish Grigor & Natalie Rose) after Aeschylus, Anon, Barrie, Behn, Boucicault, Büchner, Chekhov, Euripides, Gogol, Goldsmith, Gorky, Hugo, Ibsen, Jonson, Marlowe, Mayakovsky, Molière, Pirandello, Plautus, Racine, Seneca, Shakespeare, and many, many more
Translation & Adaptation (HK) Pat To Yan
Directors Zoë Coombs Marr
Mish Grigor
Cast ManMan Kwok
Man Sui Hing
25 local volunteers per performance date
Original Composer & Sound Design James Brown
Sound Design (HK) Wan San Hong
Set & Costume Design Robert Cousins
Original Lighting Design Matthew Marshall
Ross Graham
Lighting Design (HK) Mousey Tse
Dramaturg Anne-Louise Sarks
Original Fight Director Scott Witt
Fight Director (HK) Guthrie Yip
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