Principle (2018)

  • Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
  • 09.11.2018 - 25.11.2018

An intellectual journey in quest of the meaning of education
As a campus crisis is about to explode

Soon after she started her job, a new principal establishes a host of new rules. Her vigorous approach upsets the vice principal, teachers and students as gossip swirls around that the new principal and the vice principal are at loggerheads. Later, an upsetting rumor rears its ugly head: the vice principal, having served for almost three decades, will be transferred. This piece of news angers the student body. A campus crisis is about to explode, as parents and the school’s board are also hurled into the vortex. How will the school management respond? Is education concerned more with following strict rules or passing on values and heritage? Is the school’s reputation more important than differentiating right from wrong?

When Principle premiered at the HKRep Black Box in 2017, all 14 performances were sold out. Not only did Principle garner praise, but HKRep received numerous requests to remount this play. This season, we invite Fong Chun Kit to direct a new production with a new cast, as we embark again on a journey pondering the true meaning of education and justice.

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Performance Date & Venue

  • Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
  • 7:45pm 9-10, 14-15*, 16-17, 21-22*, 23-24.11.2018
    2:45pm 10^-11, 17-18^, 24-25.11.2018
  • $320, $260, $200 ($290*, $240*, $180*)
    *Weekday Special
  • ^With post performance talk
  • Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
  • For ages 6 or above
  • This programme contains strong language

Ticketing Info

For HKRep Pals Members

15% 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
  • 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
  • Members of Radio Television Hong Kong Programme Staff Union
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The 10th Hong Kong Theatre Libre
※Nominee of Best Script – Ivan Kwok

The 30th Hong Kong Drama Awards
※Nominee of Best Actress (Tragedy/Drama) – Lui Si Lan

The 28th Hong Kong Drama Awards

※Outstanding Production of the Year


※Nominee of Best Original Script – Kwok Wing Hong
※Nominee of Best Actor (Tragedy/Drama) – Ko Hon Man
※Nominee of Best Supporting Actor (Tragedy/Drama) – Chris Sun
※Nominee of Best Supporting Actress (Tragedy/Drama) – Wong Suet Ip

2019 Shanghai One Drama Awards
※Best Actor – Ko Hon Man
※Nominee of Best Script – Kwok Wing Hong

Cast & Production Team

Playwright Ivan Kwok
Director Fong Chun Kit
Cast Lui Si Lan
Ko Hon Man
Chris Sun
Wong Suet Ip
Poon Tai Ming
Set and Costume Designer Jan Wong
Lighting Designer Yeung Tsz Yan
Sound Designer King Kong

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