Midsummer Night's Dream: Professional English Drama Performed by Children
Published 27 February 2018 at 16:38
Meet TickiKids' incredible partner and friend - Loretta Lam and her helpful blog 童你去玩 Go Go Go With Him! Awesome blogger, talanted author and mother of two kids, Loretta creates great videos and writes about popular places she's visited with her kids. This time Loretta shared her new family experience of visiting Midsummer Night's Dream by Faust International Youth Theater:
However, it was not only the Shakespearean script that made me want to go to Hong Kong Arts Center to see the production. The most incredible thing was that the play was performed by Faust International Youth Theatre, all the actors and actresses in which are from 8 to 18 years old!
Qiān Qiān is 8, and he has tried acting and even being a host at school performances, but an 8-year-old performing a Shakespeare's play? How amazing is that? The answer is: I was simply overjoyed!
Although the performers are kids, the degree of professionalism and their delivery was jaw-dropping. It doesn't matter if we are talking about the performance of the protagonists or that of the supporting fairies, it was hard to imagine that the actors are still so young! Initially I was worried that Qiān Qiān and Tóng Tóng wouldn't get the twists of the plot, and the play in English would be just boring to them, but thanks to the performers' body language, the two kids that don't know English also enjoyed the play to the full extent! The two and a half hours of the performance were filled with never-ceasing laughter of fun!
After the play Tóng Tóng asked me how to write "I like the show" in English to put it in the guestbook. Language differences are not an issue when it comes to wonderful work of art!
About Faust International Youth Theatre:
Founded in 1999, Faust International Youth Theatre aims to bring the wonderful world of theatre and performing arts to the young people of Hong Kong. The aim is to provide challenging and creative workshops to integrate the students into theatre and performing arts.
Find out more about Faust International Youth Theatre here.