Vacant Possession

  • HKRep Black Box (8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre)
  • 10.05.2024 - 18.05.2024
An “inauspicious” incident unveils
A typical Hong Kong housing saga

At a handover of a tiny rental flat, everything goes haywire! On the final day of the lease, the owner, old and new renters, real estate agent and squatter crowd in the space. No one gives way and during the tussle a workman accidentally falls from the building and a single tooth somehow hurls itself inside the flat! All of a sudden, this space becomes an “inauspicious abode”, upending everyone’s plans…
Vacant Possession gives us food for thought about Hong Kong’s housing crisis and how the common man ekes out an existence. When we hosted a public reading, the audience howled with laughter. Following his Twists and Turns and The Bucket, both emanating from The Open Platform, playwright Hui Jim transforms his own experience into dramatic text, unearthing stories about a rental property in which the word “inauspicious” reverberates.
Text Testing Zone is a new project where HKREP provides venue and basic technical support, enabling playwrights with potential to put on new works, testing the quality of their works, and enabling further revisions and refinement in the hopes of future fully-fledged productions. 

Performance Date & Venue

  • HKRep Black Box (8/F Sheung Wan Civic Centre)
  • 8pm 10^-12*, 14, 15*-18.5.2024
    3pm 11-12, 15, 18^.5.2024
  • $180 (Free Seating)
  • ^with post-performance talk
    *Additional Performance
  • Presented in Cantonese
  • This programme contains strong language and strobe light effect
  • Recommended for ages 12 and above
  • No admission for latecomers

Ticketing Info

For HKRep Pals Members

15% discount

 For HKRep Green Pals Members

30% 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 (only valid for regular priced tickets available at URBTIX)
Members of CCDC Dance Inspirations
Club Bravo members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Zuni’s Friends
Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet
Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
Friends of HK Dance Company Classic / Prestige Member
Chung Ying Theatre “Energy Fun Club” members (max. 2 tickets)
  • 10% discount for (only valid for regular priced tickets available at URBTIX outlets upon presentation of valid membership / staff cards)
Members of HKAPA Alumni Association
Members of Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servant’s Association
FANCL Club Members
Staff of Shun Hing Group
My Book One@SUPerCard members
Members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
Members or Staff of Broadway Photo Supply Limited
Members of CCDC Student Dance Inspirations
Members of Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technicians & Scenographers
Members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil)’s Young Audience Scheme
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Cast & Production Team

Playwright Hui Jim
Director Lau Shau Ching
Cast Luk Ka Ki
Alfie Leung
Tsang Wing Shu
Mee Li
Chau Ka Lun
Set, Lighting & Video Designer Lai Ka Ki
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