:: Season Programme・Main Stage Production
Panasonic Proudly Sponsors ''Principle ''
02.10.2020 - 11.10.2020
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A school scandal that’s tricky to untangle.
Where’s the line between emotions and reason under the rules?

Soon after she starts her job, a new principal establishes a host of new rules, upsetting her staff and her students. Gossip swirls that the new principal and vice principal are at loggerheads, poisoning the atmosphere. An accident involving a student leads to the popular vice principal’s transfer. This angers the students, who demand that the authorities officially explain the circumstances and administer justice. A campus crisis is about to explode. Exams are looming, yet a student movement is about to unfold. How should the principal, vice principal, teachers, school board, student council and students handle the crisis? Can the truth be accepted? 

Principle originated from our Reader’s Theatre. It came to life on stage in our Black Box and was later produced at the Hong Kong City Hall. Earlier this year, the production even travelled to Singapore’s Huayi Festival, where tickets for all five shows at the Esplanade — Theatres on the Bay were sold out in record time. In the intervening years, the script was retooled and refined, with powerful dialogue and plotlines generating tremendous resonance, inspiring the audience to delve deeper into the issues. Nominated for the 2017 Hong Kong Theatre Libre for Best Script, Principle was selected as an “Excellent Production” at the 2018 Hong Kong Drama Awards, and Ko Hon Man (as the vice principal) won the 2019 Shanghai One Drama Awards as Best Actor. Principle has consistently garnered praise and critical acclaim at every turn. 

Performance Date & Venue

【In response to the closure of the venue, Principle originally scheduled from 25 to 29 September 2020 has been cancelled. Please refer to the ticket arrangement details at https://www.hkrep.com/news/20200911/(in Chinese only).

For ticketing assistance,please call (852)3103 5900 during office hours (Monday to Friday,10:00am–1:00pm,2:00pm–6:00pm,except public holidays).

For Principle scheduled from 2 to 10 October 2020 will perform at this moment, please stay tune at HKRep website and Facebook Page for the updated arrangement.】


7:45pm 2-3^,6, 8-10^.10.2020
2:45pm 4#, 10, 11.10.2020

Hong Kong City Hall Theatre

$320, $260, $200
^With Post-performance Talk

#Accessible Performance with Audio Description (Cantonese)  
(Please call 2777 1771 to reserve the audio description device in advance)

Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
This programme contains strong language
For ages 6 or above
Approximately 1 hour 40 minutes without intermission

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The 10th Hong Kong Theatre Libre
※Nominee of Best Script - Ivan Kwok

The 28th Hong Kong Drama Awards
※Outstanding Production of the Year

※Nominee of Best Original Script - Kwok Wing Hong
※Nominee of Best Actor (Tragedy/Drama) - Ko Hon Man
※Nominee of Best Supporting Actor (Tragedy/Drama) - Chris Sun
※Nominee of Best Supporting Actress (Tragedy/Drama) - Wong Suet Ip

2019 Shanghai One Drama Awards
※Best Actor - Ko Hon Man

※Nominee of Best Script - Kwok Wing Hong

Cast & Production Team
Ivan Kwok
Fong Chun Kit
Set and Costume Designer
Jan Wong
Lighting Designer
Yeung Tsz Yan
Composer & Sound Designer
Fung King Hong
Wong Suet Ip
Poon Tai Ming

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.

15% discount for
– HKRep Pals members

10% discount for
– 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 Hong Kong Dance Company
– Chung Ying Theatre “Energy Fun Club plus”

10% discount for
(Discounts only 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
– Bookaholic Members of The Commercial Press
– 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