- Wu Hoi-fai (Artistic Director, Pants Theatre Production)
- Cheang Tik-ki (Award-winning playwright)
Many theatre works are adapted from fiction or life, as two elements prevail – stories and people.
Sweet Mandarin is adapted from Helen Tse’s evocative memoir about her family of the Chinese diaspora. Born and raised in the UK, Helen decided to leave her job as a lawyer and plunged into cooking and hospitality. Her decision to open the restaurant “Sweet Mandarin” was not supported by her parents, who had been drained by their diaspora and the heat of their lifelong workplace, the kitchen. Sweet Mandarin is a delicate process of Helen reviewing her cultural identity as a British born Chinese as well as a collection of memories of her displaced family members. Menu on offer: A bittersweet story of a Chinese immigrant family spanning three generations.
The workshop will be led by director Wu Hoi-fai and award-winning playwright Cheang Tik-ki, who will share the tips of theatrical adaptation. Through writing and discussions, participants will study Sweet Mandarin and learn to make artistic choices about “to keep or not to keep”.
Enquiry: 2820 1048 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Hong Kong Arts Development Council reserves the right to change the advertised programmes and artists.
Time: 10:30 – 18:00
Venue: Wu Wu Studio Hub (Flat F, 6/F, Block A, Marvel Industrial Building, 25-31 Kwai Fung Street, Kwai Chung)