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Attempts on her Life
10.07.2014 - 20.07.2014

Reality within an imaginary world
An ever-changing role that lives within ourselves
HKRep’s revolutionary new adaptation of a contemporary theatre classic already translated into 20 languages

Like a wandering spirit, the mysterious character of Anne appears in 17 story segments which seem completely disjointed yet thoroughly related. She has no specific physical appearance, image or even facial feature, yet she feels extremely real. Her tragedy lies within the manipulation, debates, exaggeration and suspicions to which she is subjected; whilst being idealised, invented, glorified, investigated, played with, captured, elevated, and treated with apathy…utter and complete apathy.

All that you can imagine of her may in fact be “her”. In reality, can you, we and they perhaps all be “her”?!

In these extensive searches, we may find “her” in a domain far away yet extremely close to us simultaneously.

Premiered in 1997 in London, Attempts on her Life is the most influential creation yet by contemporary British playwright Martin Crimp. Its groundbreaking approach in scriptwriting and bold discourse on its subject matter triggered intense responses in theatre circles across the world. To date, the play has been translated into 20 languages for performances and research studies. Its gripping narrative style reveals layers of new dramatic tension as the performance progresses, creating powerful emotional impact in every person among the audience.


Performance Date & Venue
7:45pm  10-12, 15-19.7.2014
2:45pm  12#-13, 19#-20.7.2014

#Post-performance Talk

Hong Kong City Hall Theatre

Price: $280, $200, $160 / $250*, $180*, $140*

*Weekday Special – Only applicable to the performances from Tue to Thu (Except public holiday eve)

Presented in Cantonese and other languages with Chinese & English surtitles

This programme contains strong language and adult content

Recommended for aged 12 and above

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Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Evening Standard Award for Best Play
New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play
Outer Critic Circle Awards for Best Off-Broadway Play
Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play

Cast & Production Team
Martin Crimp (UK)
Translator, Adaptation & Lyricist
Chris Shum
Fung Wai Hang
Set Designer
Wong Yat Kwan
Costume Designer
Ho Pui Shan Cindy
Composer & Sound Designer
Yeung Tsz Yan
Music & Sound Designer
Chan Wai Fat
Video Designer
Lo Wing
Tsui Yik Chit Ivy
Lai Sim Fong
Assistant to Director
Leading Cast

Ticket discounts 

15% discount for
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-Senior citizens aged 60 or above,
-Full-time students (limited offer)
-People with disabilities and the minder