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The Imaginary Invalid
16.05.2015 - 31.05.2015

A comedy classic by master playwright Molière and a caricature of human weaknesses
Desperate measures by a hypochondriac expose a house full of falseness

In 1673, the final play by French comedy master Molière—The Imaginary Invalid—premiered in Paris. The story concerns a hypochondriac who spends so much money paying for fake cures that he is forced to try to marry his daughter to a doctor in order to reduce his medical bills. During the fourth performance of the play, the author (in the title role) collapsed on stage coughing up blood. He insisted on completing the performance, but with tragic irony the ‘imaginary’ invalid died soon after. As a playwright famous for his outspoken, dark-edged and often dangerous satires against powerful people, Molière may well have found his own demise in such circumstances very funny.

In this revival production, HKAPA School of Drama’s former Head of Acting, Peter Jordan, stays as close as possible to the original spirit of the play, including its lively musical interludes replete with dance and acrobatics, but without straying too far from the serious undercurrent that is ever-present in many of Molière’s finest pieces.


Performance Date & Venue
7:45pm  16, 19-23, 26-30.5.2015
2:45pm  17, 23-24, 30-31#.5.2015

# Accessible Performance with Accessible Captions (Chinese) and Audio Description (Cantonese)

(Limited offer for Audio Description devices. Please contact JCAASC at 2777 1771 for reservation and collect the device at reception desk 15 minutes prior to the curtain time.)

Hong Kong City Hall Theatre

Price: $280, $240, $180 / $260*, $220*, $160*

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

Presented in Cantonese with Chinese & English surtitles

Tickets available at URBTIX Outlets

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Cast & Production Team
Molière (France)
Director & Composer
Peter Jordan
Set Designer
Yuen Hon Wai
Costume Designer
Gigi Choa*
Lighting Designer
Billy Chan
Composer & Sound Designer
Frankie Ho
Karen Chan
Rensen Chan
Assistant Director
Assistant Costume Designer
Ip Wing Kwan, Stacy

Ticket discounts 

15% discount for
-HKRep Pals

10% discount for
-Members of HKAPA Alumni,
-Members of Chung Ying Energy Fun Club Plus,
-CCDC Premium Members,
-Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company,
-Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra,
-Members of HKPO Club Bravo,
-Zuni’s Friends,
-Privilege Cardholders of the PolyU,
-Bookaholic Members of The Commercial Press,
-Hong Kong Civil Servants’ Association members,
-Staff of Shun Hing Group,
-Members of FANCL Club
-Tom Lee Music for Live Members
-Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association Members
(The above discounts are applicable for purchases from URBTIX outlets only)

50% discount for
-Senior citizens aged 60 or above,
-Full-time students (limited offer)
-People with disabilities and the minder