Hoichi the Earless

Theatre (contemporary, family)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Hoichi lives in a temple and plays the lute. She is also blind and haunted by the dead. When a Samurai invites her to play for his master, the abbot of the temple grows suspicious and summons a monk to follow her. Dark secrets become unveiled. This wonderfully suspenseful re-imagining of Japanese folklore, Kwaidan, fuses traditional Chinese Nanguan live music and songs with innovative storytelling and elegant physicality. The performance is accessible to all audiences, with the adapted text complemented with English and French surtitles. Supported by HKADC and HAB Arts Development Fund.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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How and when to make an access booking

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Kirsty Loh 74 days ago

Bewitching and captivating performance. Atmospheric set and beautiful costumes. Really enjoyed this

Boris Lee 76 days ago

From an amateur's perspective, I would like to give this show five stars. If you love a mysterious and thought-provoking story, and are interested in Japanese culture, I highly recommend this show to you.

After watching it, I had a long discussion with my wife. We talked about humanity, about the plot, about the transformation of characters, etc. We both strongly agreed that the show created a space for our imagination and we enjoyed the overall viewing experience.

The story was slightly creepy, and it got creepier when the ending twist was revealed. In fact, it terrified me, especially when I went through the whole story again in my mind. The show was in Cantonese, but there were English and French subtitles.

In short, the narrative was good, the performers were skilled, the twist was shocking, the atmosphere was great, and the pace of the story was impressive!


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