The Open Platform –The Bucket

  • HKRep Black Box (8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre)
  • 09.03.2024 - 24.03.2024
Can a smattering of art vanquish fate hung by a thread?
During a “fake” renaissance era, four relatively accomplished “Westerners” befriend each other finding camaraderie. Though lost in their ways, they drift through life with a smattering of art. They then decide to emulate the ancients in swearing a blood oath: “We ask not the same year, month and day of birth; but wish to die on the same year, month and day”. Unfortunately, one of them dies on the spot, so their oath is now a curse...
Up-and-coming playwright Hui Jim uses mockingly twisted plotlines in an alternate reality to posit the question “What is art?” At the same time, he also reflects on the struggles of creative talents in our world today. Hui’s Twists and Turns was presented in The Open Platform in 2018, and most recently, he has extended his horizons to film and television, accruing both power and experience. The Bucket promises to be a theatrical outing in which every word counts in the playwright’s trademark black humour.

Performance Date & Venue

  • HKRep Black Box (8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre)
  • 8pm 9^, 12-16, 19^-23.3.2024
    3pm 10, 17, 23-24.3.2024
  • $240 (Free Seating)
  • ^With post-performance talk
  • Presented in Cantonese
  • This programme contains strobe light effect
  • Person under 6 will not be admitted
  • No admission for latecomers

Ticketing Info

For HKRep Pals Members

15% discount

 For HKRep Green Pals Members

30% discount

Other 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.
  • 10% discount for (only valid for regular priced tickets available at URBTIX)
Members of CCDC Dance Inspirations
Club Bravo members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Zuni’s Friends
Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet
Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
Friends of HK Dance Company Classic / Prestige Member
Chung Ying Theatre “Energy Fun Club” members (max. 2 tickets)
  • 10% discount for (only valid for regular priced tickets available at URBTIX outlets upon presentation of valid membership / staff cards)
Members of HKAPA Alumni Association
Members of Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servant’s Association
FANCL Club Members
Staff of Shun Hing Group
My Book One@SUPerCard members
Members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
Members or Staff of Broadway Photo Supply Limited
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Members of Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technicians & Scenographers
Members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil)’s Young Audience Scheme
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Cast & Production Team

Playwright Hui Jim
Director Kingston Lo
Dramaturg Yau Ting Fai
Cast Poon Tai Ming
Ko Hon Man
Eddy Au Yeung
Trickle Choi
Set cum Costume Designer Ryan Lo
Lighting Designer Kinphen Leung
Music and Sound Designer Tantan Tang
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