Freespace x HKREP The Great Pretender - a musical

  • Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre
    West Kowloon Cultural District
  • 21.05.2020 - 24.05.2020
【In response to the developing situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, Freespace x HKRep: The Great Pretender – a musical, originally schedule from 21–24 May 2020 (Thursday – Sunday) has been postponed to January 2021.

In a World of Injustice, Wrong is Right and Right is Wrong
Fong Tong Geng, Guangdong’s most prominent advocate, is known for his greed and malice. But at the height of his career heaven deals him a blow and his reputation and wealth are lost overnight. Haunted by the bitter ghost of a childhood friend, Fong fights his way back to the magistrate to right his wrongs and redeem himself as the champion of the common man.
Commissioned by Freespace, and co-presented and co-produced by HKRep and Freespace, The Great Pretender brings together some of Hong Kong’s top creators and performers. Using the language of musical theatre to separate truth from falsehood, and the stage to enact a fable for our contemporary world, it holds up a bright mirror in defence of justice for all.

Commissioned, Co-presented and Co-produced by

Performance Date & Venue

  • Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre
    West Kowloon Cultural District
  • 7:45pm 21-23.5.2020
    2:45pm 24.5.2020
  • $480 / $400 / $320 / $240
  • Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
  • No latecomers will be admitted until as suitable break in the programme
  • Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted

Cast & Production Team

Composer Leon Ko
Lyricist Chris Shum
Playwright Cheung Fei Fan
Director Fong Chun Kit
Dramaturg Low Kee Hong
Staging Director and Choreographer Ivanhoe Lam
Scenographer Wong Yat Kwan
Main Cast Lau Shau Ching
Jordan Cheng