The Great Pretender – a musical [Preview]

  • Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District
  • 23.05.2019 - 26.05.2019

The Impossible Trial - a musical premiere is scheduled on 9-25.9.2022, for more details.

The world has gone topsy-turvy, and snow falls even in June.

Fong Tong Geng, Guangdong’s most prominent advocate, is known for his greed and malice and his shenanigans in the magistrate. But Heaven deals him a blow. His money and property turned to naught in just one night, all because of a curse laid on him 16 years ago. In order to save himself, Fong must fight his way back to the magistrate to right his wrong, and redeem himself as the champion of the common man.
Commissioned by West Kowloon, co-presented and co-produced by  the HKRep and West Kowloon, The Great Pretender assembles Hong Kong’s top creators and performers. Using the language of musical theatre to separate truth from falsehood, and the stage to enact an old fable for our contemporary world, it holds up a bright mirror in defence of justice for all.

About the preview performances  
The preview performances are part of the creation pathway for this new work. They allow our creative team to exchange with audiences and assess the impact and reception to the various components of the musical – the music, songs, scenography, staging, choreography and performances.
To make this process effective, your participation and input is crucial. Audiences attending these performances are invited to give feedback via the questionnaire, and to join the Post-performance Discussion in June 2019.
We hope you can join us and look forward to welcoming you to be part of this exchange.

Commissioned by
Co-presented and co-produced by
Co-presented and co-produced by

Performance Date & Venue

  • Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District
  • 7:45pm 23-25.5.2019
    2:45pm 26.5.2019
  • Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
  • Recommended for ages 6 and above
Tickets available for HKRep Pals members only.



Special Events
Post-performance Discussion
Date & Time: 2.6.2019 3pm
Venue: Seminar Hall, Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon Cultural District
Registration: For performance ticket holders only. Please register using the ticket booking form.

Cast & Production Team

Composer, Arranger and Musical Director Leon Ko
Lyricist Chris Shum
Playwright Cheung Fei Fan
Director Fong Chun Kit
Dramaturgy Low Kee Hong
Staging Director and Choreographer Ivanhoe Lam
Scenographer Wong Yat Kwan
Arranger and Band Leader Anna Lo
Arranger Pong Law
Elliot Leung
Co-choreographer Lim Wei Wei
Set Designer Bill Cheung
Costume Designer Vanessa Suen WingKwan
Lighting Designer Yeung Tsz Yan
Sound Designer Can Ha
Singing Coach Lianna Tse
Main Cast Lau Shau Ching
Jordan Cheng
Jarita Wan

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