May the world be filled full of dreams
Wish this life never deterred by all the wounds
In the 16th Century, Spanish poet Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra tells of a magical journey of a nobleman Don Quixote and his squire. For 400 years, there has not been any characterisation of their adventure: is it madness? Or tragic? More say it’s filled with dreams, making it impassioned.
While waiting for a trial by the Holy Inquisition, Cervantes tells his fellow prisoners a story. The passionate Don Quixote and Sancho, the squire, start their adventure in an imaginary kingdom where there is an ancient castle, a wicked sorcerer, and a noble lady. The journey is filled with absurdity and laughter, romance and excitement.
People ridicule him as a funny fool. Not deterred, his fights for justice gradually moved people around him; and so are Cervantes’ fellow prisoners. Maybe everybody has once held on to pursue one’s dream regardless of all consequences, yet how many people can uphold their pursuit with persistence and defy others’ opinions?
Is Don Quixote’s journey merely a laughable joke? Or is it where their hearts are?
Man of La Mancha is a musical combining the life of Cervantes and his classic novel, the Cantonese version of which will be staged in Hong Kong by Chung Ying. Famous lyricist Chow Yiu Fai and his team, Associate Artistic Director of City Contemporary Dance Company Dominic Wong and Millennium Youth Orchestra led by Dr Jennifer Ho will join the production and: To dream the impossible dream.
Original Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Book Dale Wasserman
Music Mitch Leigh
Lyricist Joe Darion
Translator Selina Kan
Cantonese Lyricist Chow Yiu Fai, Offy Leung, Lui Wai Lok, Wong Lok Yee
Music Director Stoa Lau
Director Dominic Cheung
Conductor Dr Jennifer Ho
Choreographer Dominic Wong*
Singing Coach Li Wing Hong#
Scenography Design Jan Wong, Bert Wong, Ainsley So, King Kong
* With the kind permission of City Contemporary Dance Company
# With the kind permission of HKAPA
Man of La Mancha is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals, 229 West 28th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001. www.concordtheatricals.com.
Edmond Lo, Yuen Ho Yeung, Nicole Liu, Belinda Chan, Kay Choi, Chu Yung, Lau Chung Hin, Liu Kwok Yiu, Pak Ching Ying, Ray So, Edwin Wan, Yuen Hon Cheung, Sam Lee, Dee To, Hinson Wong, Marco Tang
Venue: Auditorium, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Date and Time: 15,20-22/1/2022 8pm
^This is an Accessible Performance with Audio Description (Cantonese) and Theatrical Interpretation.
Price: $380, $320, $260, $180
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Presented in Cantonese with English surtitles
The performance is about 2 hour with no intermission
Audience of age 6 or above are welcome.
Chung Ying Theatre Company reserves the right to change the programme and substitute artists should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.
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