The Office

  • HKRep Black Box (8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre)
  • 18.05.2018 - 02.06.2018

Is keeping an eye on the big picture the way to survive, or a deceptive ploy to imprison people and their ideas?

The staff in a company toils nonstop, praying they can sail smoothly through the day. While most remain dutifully intent on self-protection, a shady transaction goes on behind the scenes.

One day, the new janitor is embroiled in a tug-of-war between two members of staff, leading to a scuffle between junior and senior levels, reality and ideals, public and private. When going to work is equivalent to life itself, when slavish compromise is considered consensus, when we work for the sake of survival, is working truly equivalent to living?

Imagine being backed into a corner while people ask you to “keep your eye on the big picture.” What will you do?

Performance Date & Venue

  • HKRep Black Box (8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre)
  • 8pm 18-19#, 21*, 23-24*, 25-26, 30-31*.5.2018, 1-2.6.2018
    3pm 19-20#, 26.5.2018, 2.6.2018
  • $200 , $190* (Weekday Special)
  • #With post-performance talk
  • Free Seating
  • Presented in Cantonese
  • No admission for latecomer
  • 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.

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:
Programme Enquiries: 3103 5900

Cast & Production Team

Playwright Poe Wong
Director Yau Ting Fai
Set and Costume Designer Yuen Hon Wai
Lighting Designer Au Yeung Hon Ki
Music and Sound Designer Ruth Lo
Cast Karrie Tan
Chan Kiu
Man Sui Hing
Gigi Cheung
Tam Tze Ling
Chan Ka Lok
Liu Kwok Yiu
Lau Shau Ching
This play is nurtured by HKRep Playwrights Lab