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International Black Box Festival 2016:
Toneelgroep Amsterdam
"La voix humaine"
15.04.2016 - 17.04.2016

A lovelorn woman and her painful confession

In Jean Cocteau’s play La Voix Humaine (the human voice), a lone actress talks on the phone to a lover she has just broken up with. She keeps getting interrupted by a bad connection.

For about an hour, the unnamed woman goes through a rollercoaster of emotions as she addresses the man who left her, and herself. It is uncommonly, uncomfortably voyeuristic, even for theatre. Ivo van Hove drives the point home by placing his performer, Halina Reijn, in a small boxlike room and behind a big glass window, through which the audience scrutinizes her. It feels as if she is imprisoned in her own apartment, and at times she roams her limited space like a caged animal.

“Rich, and penetrating acting of Halina Reijn.” NRC Handelsblad

“gripping and moving” The Guardian

“A spare, raw, enormously affecting production brought, to incisive life by Halina Reijn.” The Village Voice


Performance Date & Venue
8:15 pm 15 – 16^ . 4 . 2016
2:45 pm 17 . 4 . 2016

^With meet-the-artist session

Hong Kong City Hall Theatre

$360 / $280 / $180 *

*Partially with restricted sightline

For ages 6and above

Approximately 1 hr 10 mins without intermission

Presented in Dutch with Chinese and English surtitles

No admission for latecomers

This programme contains smoking scenes

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Cast & Production Team
Jean Cocteau (France)
Ivo van Hove (Laurence Olivier Award 2015 for Best Director)
Halina Reijn
Peter van Kraaij
Scenographer, Lighting Designer
Jan Versweyveld
Peter van Kraaij
Halina Reijn

Ticket discounts 

15% discount for
HKRep Pals

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