HKU Black Box to Present Innovative Performance of Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel

26 January 2017 (Thursday)

HKU Black Box to Present Innovative Performance of Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel

The HKU Black Box will feature five unique performances of Hansel & Gretel on February 24 and 25, and March 3 and 4, 2017. In an hour-long showcase of opera songs that integrate puppetry and storytelling, this HKU Black Box original production draws from tremendous Hong Kong talent. Rising stars in musical direction and opera, young designers from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and HKU students join together for a modern version of a classic tale.

Hansel and Gretel are urban castaways. Their father struggles with responsibility and their mother appears unnecessarily critical. The Mother's flipside, the Witch, will attempt to seduce and consume. Sent into the city too soon, Hansel and Gretel embark on a voyage of self-discovery that reveals as much about taking a chance as it does about finding their way home.

The songs from Hansel & Gretel will be sung in the original German, with English text and visual collage inspired by the beautiful medieval manuscript called a Book of Hours. This HKU Black Box production is directed by Jessica Ng and Page Richards, with Musical Direction by Ming Kwong.

February 24, March 3, March 4: 7:30 pm
February 25, March 4: 2:30 pm
Venue: HKU Black Box, L/G Floor, Centennial Campus, HKU (MTR Exit C1)

Tickets are on sale now at

About the HKU Black Box
The HKU Black Box produces, curates, and hosts a range of events in the arts, scholarship, and performance throughout the year. Key support for the HKU Black Box includes the Development & Alumni Affairs Office (DAAO), the Faculty of Arts and the School of English at The University of Hong Kong. Special thanks to Dr. Alice Lam for her generous support of the HKU Black Box.

For media enquiries or individual interview requests, please contact Aarti Hemnani, Theatre Manager, The HKU Black Box, Faculty of Arts, Tel: (852) 3917 5147 / email: or Page Richards, Associate Professor, School of English, Faculty of Arts, Tel: (852) 9225 7087 / email:

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劇中歌曲部份將保留以原本的德文演出,配以英文字幕,同時從美麗的中世紀手稿Book of Hours中擷取靈感,拼湊出特別的視覺效果呈現舞台。

劇場導演 吳倩暉、尹翠詩
音樂指導 鄺銘熙

2月24日、3月3日、3月4日 晚上7時30分
2月25日、3月4日 下午2時30分
地點:香港大學百周年校園L/G樓黑盒劇場 (近港鐵站C1出口)



港大黑盒劇場主任Ms Aarti Hemnani (電話: 3917 5147 電郵:
英文學院副教授尹翠詩博士(電話: (852) 9225 7087 電郵: