12 October 2016
Arts at HSMC presented a drama adapted from Water Margin, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese Literature, by Hong Kong Theatre Works. Mr Hardy Tsoi, Director and Playwright, gave a brief on the historical background of the play and talked about his inspiration to make this adaptation before the show. Three actors, namely Mac Tu, Walter Leung and Edmond Kok, were casted in over 20 stage roles in the 60-minute performance adapted from seven excerpts of the classical novel. The narration, acting,gestures and costumes all contributed to bringing the audience back to the Song Dynasty to witness the outlaws in action. The audience seized the opportunity to have an interactive post-show discussion with Mr Tsoi on his invaluable experience as a director and playwright and the significance of the classical novel to contemporary audience.