BREAKING NEWS: Academy Award Winner Kevin Spacey performs at the 40th Hong Kong Arts Festival this September directed by Sam Mendes Early Bird Booking BEGINS NOW

March 08th, 2011

Following the success of The Tempest in 2010, the Hong Kong Arts Festival proudly presents another edition from The Bridge Project, Richard III*, launching the first of its 40th anniversary programmes# in September this year.

Starring Kevin Spacey, Artistic Director of The Old Vic, in the title role, Richard III will be staged with five performances at the Lyric Theatre, HKAPA, on 16-18 September. The Bridge Project will again be directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes with whom Spacey worked on the film American Beauty, for which they both won BAFTA and Academy Awards.  

The full company will again be drawn from leading American and British actors and will embark on an international tour after premiering at The Old Vic in June, with Hong Kong as its first stop in Asia.

Early bird booking has now begun, ending on 31 May. Counter booking will open on 2 July at HK Ticketing outlets.

The Bridge Project is a unique three-year series of co-productions by The Old Vic, BAM and Neal Street, devoted to producing large-scale, classical theatre for international audiences. Richard III is the final season of The Bridge Project.

See attached for the full press release from The Old Vic and BAM announcing the first international venues for The Bridge Project. The document is also available online.

For further information on Richard III at the HKAF, please contact the Marketing Department of the Hong Kong Arts Festival:

Alexia Chow       +852 2828 4933
Kitty Leung       +852 2828 4932

* Co-commissioned by and produced in association with the Hong Kong Arts Festival and Singapore Repertory Theatre
# Other programmes of the 40th Hong Kong Arts Festival will be announced in the summer of 2011.

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