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Take your seats for the Sassy Mama November 2013 theatre roundup

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I hope you mamas had a wonderful October. November is a great month to take kids to the theatre. Want to know why? Student discounts! This month is packed with shows that are offering great deals for those still studying… sounds like a steal to us!

For cash-strapped kids


First things first… the best ticket prices by far are available for The Hong Kong People’s Fringe Festival, with 90% of the productions being just $100 for both children and adults! There are shows of various languages and mediums, meaning that you can see avant-garde Japanese theatre one night, a new show about being pregnant in Hong Kong the next, a modern dance interpretation of Antigone, and then a Canadian folk band all in the same fortnight! The HKPFF celebrates the nontraditional venues in town so be prepared to see shows in bookstores, refurbished factories and so on. It’s a very cool festival and definitely has something for everyone!

The Hong Kong People’s Fringe Festival
Where: Various locations around town; please check the HKPFF website.
When: From now until 1 December 2013
How much: 90% of the shows are just $100!

For college kids
Just because your kid is now at HKU doesn’t mean that they don’t still want to hang out with you sometimes, and student discounts work for university students as well! Jean Genet’s The Maids is coming to HK this month, performed as part of the Pink Season calendar. Starring three well-known local performers it’s a great piece of French drama with a twist. Student tickets are only $150hkd… bonus!

The Maids
Where: McAulay Studio, HKAC, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
When: 6-9 November 2013; 7:30pm and 2pm
How much: $150 for students, $250 full price via Urbtix.

For parents wanting something a little different

Do you know what sand painting is? It’s a new type of performance art that’s recently been taking over the HK art scene. Sandvolution is playing at the Fringe Club this month and student tickets are very reasonable for those parents who want to expose their kids to the arts without breaking the bank. It’s an entertaining art form that’s fun for the whole family!

Where: Fringe Club, Central, Hong Kong
When: 20-23 November 2013; 7:30pm and 2:30pm matinee on Saturday
How much: $90-$220 via HK Ticketing.

And yes… It’s back!

PantoIt’s getting closer to Christmas and that can only mean one thing… It’s panto time! Presented annually by the Hong Kong Players this year’s production is Sleeping Beauty. It’s a wonderful little theatre tradition that people from all nationalities can enjoy!

Sleeping Beauty
Where: Shouson Theatre, HKAC, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
When: 29 November-1 December 2013 and 5-8 December 2013; 7:30pm with matinees on Sunday
How much: $290-$330 via Urbtix.

If you see any of these shows and want to share your family’s feedback, please leave your comments below or contact Meaghan at HKELD. She’ll be reviewing several of the productions and would love to hear back from audience members!

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