The Gin Game

  • Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
  • 31.08.2018 - 16.09.2018

A deck of cards and a battle of words
A new cast heads an iconic piece exposing the indifference of society

Two elderly residents—neither with friends or family—play gin rummy in a seedy nursing home to while away their time. The 14 games reveal their own loss in a society that only prizes success, their wallowing in loneliness and despondency and the cold indifference of society.

The Gin Game won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1978, later receiving acclaim throughout the world, having been translated into Russian, French, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese. To date, this play has been performed more than 5,000 times worldwide. From 2004 onward, the HKRep presented The Gin Game in both Cantonese and Putonghua in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Nanjing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shantou, with a total of 65 performances to date.The Gin Game has visited Beijing twice, receiving much critical praise at the revered Capital Theater, home of the Beijing People’s Art Theatre.

The Gin Game features veteran HKRep company member Chow Chi Fai with Au Ga Man directed anew by Weigo Lee. A not-to-be-missed theatrical tour de force !

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Performance Date & Venue

  • Hong Kong City Hall Theatre
  • 7:45pm 31.8, 1,4-6*, 7-8, 11-13*, 14-15.9.2018
    2:45pm 2^, 9^, 16▼.9.2018
  • $320, $260, $200 ($290*, $240*, $180*)
  • *Weekday Special
    ^With post-performance talk
    ▼Accessible Performance with Audio Description (Cantonese)
  • Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
  • This programme contains strong language
  • Approximately 2 hours with an intermission of 15 minutes

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
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Cast & Production Team

Playwright D.L. Coburn (US)
Translation & Director Weigo Lee
Set and Costume Designer Yuen Hon Wai
Lighting Designer Leo Siu
Cast Au Ga Man
Chow Chi Fai