London Symphony Orchestra China Tour

The London Symphony Orchestra will return to China in September-October 2019 for the third consecutive year, during the celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Matilda

Royal Shakespeare Company, Beijing Poly Theatre Management Co., Ltd., Sevenages Investment Co. Ltd.

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With the book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Sir Andrew Davis and BBC Symphony Orchestra Shenzhen Concert

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Shenzhen Concert Hall

The BBC Symphony Orchestra has been at the heart of British musical life since it was founded in 1930. It plays a central role in the BBC Proms, performing around a dozen concerts at the festival each year, including the First and Last Nights. The Orchestra performs an annual season of concerts at London’s Barbican Centre, where it is Associate Orchestra.

Look Out by Andy Field

Beijing Inside-out Theatre

Created in collaboration with local primary school children, Lookout is a one-to-one encounter between one adult audience member and one child performer taking place somewhere high up overlooking the city. The work has been presented in China (Shanghai and Guangzhou) in 2017 and this is its first time in Beijing as part of the Children’s Season of the Inside-out Theatre.

ExecLab: Executive Short Courses 2019 – University of the Arts London

West Kowloon Cultural District and University of the Arts London

Arts and Cultural Management is a practical three-day introduction to the role of performing arts organisations and producing practice today. Participants will look into research and project management, and how to develop fundraising plans, business plans and marketing briefs for performing art events. Through lectures, discussions, case studies from the UK and Hong Kong, participants gain a deeper understanding of how to plan, organise and deliver productions.

ECHO’s Rising Stars——Tamsin Waley-Cohen Violin Recital

Design Society

Described by the Guardian as a performer of "fearless intensity", former ECHO Rising Star Tamsin Waley-Cohen has established herself as one of the most insightful and versatile young British violinists. This season sees her debut in China with James Baillieu. She will be performing violin sonatas by Beethoven, Debussy, and Elgar alongside Heifetz's arrangements of pieces from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.

Recital – Jennifer Pike (violin) & Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

Premiere Performances Hong Kong

The versatile British violinist Jennifer Pike and the BBC New Generation Artist harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani will team up to present a programme pairing the most famous composer of the baroque era, J.S. Bach, with those of the 20th century. With four works by Bach, including two violin sonatas, a partita for solo violin and a keyboard toccata, the recital will demonstrate the incredible versatility of the violin and harpsichord ensemble.

Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) – As You Like It

Broadway Circuit in collaboration with British Council

A riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare's romantic comedy. Director Kimberley Sykes invites the audiences into the Forest of Arden with a stellar cast and crew. The production explores the love story between Rosalind and Orlando and another three-romantic tales, providing a mixture of comedic relief and food for thought on gender and sexuality. The British Council and Broadway Circuit are proud to bring this Shakespeare’s much-loved production to Hong Kong.

The Journey Home by the Little Angel Theatre

Tong Production

The Journey Home, the acclaimed children’s book by award winning author Frann Preston-Gannon, is brought to life through puppetry, lyrical music and transformative design in this popular production which brings home a powerful message of conservation.

National Theatre of Great Britain – Warhorse

The National Theatre of Great Britain, presented by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, the National Theatre of Great Britain’s Tony Award®-winning production of War Horse will have its premiered in Hong Kong. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, featuring spectacular life-sized puppetry created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company. The production creates an unforgettable experience which takes audiences on an journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France.

Kite

Shanghai-Jing'an Modern Drama Valley Festival

Stuck in her Grandma’s obsessively tidy flat, a recently orphaned girl discovers a kite which comes to life and takes her on a wild adventure. From acclaimed theatre company The Wrong Crowd, Kite is for adults and kids aged 7+. A poignant love-song to the wind, freedom and the joy of play.

The Dreamer

Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre

In memory of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu, Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, in association with Gecko Theatre Company, presents The Dreamer. When it comes to love, the lines between reality and fantasy often blur. In this vivid work from SDAC and Gecko those lines will completely disappear. The Dreamer merges emotionally driven movement, a spine tingling soundscape and striking visual storytelling.

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