Back by popular demand this June
Cabaret LauZone Sings to the Tune of Hong Kong’s “Crazy Rich Culcha”
“Where are you from? Where are you REALLY from?”
This trivial bit of information seems to be useful only while filling in application forms. However, what else does our place of ancestry represent? Other than a few slang words, Hong Kong people are all but detached from the dialects spoken fluently among the older generations. To tackle this bittersweet relationship, the multi-talented trio of Yuri Ng, Anna Lo and Rick Lau present LauZone - a poignant yet playful cabaret on the rich variety of Chinese dialects. The premiere of LauZone in the 2021 Tai Kwun SPOTLIGHT: A Season of Performing Arts was a sold-out and much praised success, and Rick Lau is nominated for Best Actor at the 13th Hong Kong Theatre Libre Awards for this performance.
“Lau Zone” is the Cantonese colloquial term used towards non-Cantonese natives, which essentially includes most Hong Kongers of previous generations, as most of them were immigrants to the city. So, get ready for the euphony of dialects, music, and laughter as Rick Lau and Anna Lo shine in a cabaret show that sings tribute to the lives and memories of the melting pot known as Hong Kong as well as to our collective roots and inherited legacy.
“Super lovable!!!! Out of the recent performances I attended, this is the most impressive, touching and relevant. The team aims big and hits right.” - Olivia Yan, renowned theatre director
Creative and Production Team
Co-creator, Composer and Performer: Anna Lo
Co-creator, Text and Performer: Rick Lau
Director, Set and Costume Designer: Yuri Ng ^
Text: Yan Dong, Leon Ko, Leung Pak Kin, Anna Lo, William Ng OFM, Chris Shum, Tony Taylor
Musicians: Wilson Lam, Rebecca Li, Antonio Serrano Jr., Victor Tsang, Wong Tak Chung
Lighting Designer: Mak Kwok Fai
Sound Engineer: Candog Ha
Production and Stage Manager: Jason Ma
Deputy Stage Manager: Li Wing Lin ^
Producer: Icy Lai
^ By kind permission of the City Contemporary Dance Company
- Performed in Cantonese, English, Putonghua and some other dialects with partial Chinese and English surtitles.
- Recommended for ages 6 and above.
- Latecomers may not be admitted.
- Tai Kwun reserves the right to assign seats.
- Programmes are subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.
- The events will adhere to the latest health and safety regulations and enforce social distancing measures.
- All visitors will be required to use the "LeaveHomeSafe" App upon entering Tai Kwun and must either provide a COVID-19 vaccination record or the relevant exemption certificate for inspection upon request in accordance with the Vaccine Pass Direction. Performance spaces in Tai Kwun are subject to active checking of Vaccine Pass.