Gangsters of Hong Kong
Theatre | Hong Kong
8-24 Mar 2019
Gangsters of Hong Kong
Theatre | Hong Kong
8-24 Mar 2019
Gangsters of Hong Kong
Theatre | Hong Kong
8-24 Mar 2019

Gangsters of Hong Kong

Loong Man-hong’s powerful drama about triad gangs explores human relationships, unification tensions, law and order, and the power struggles between generations, locals and immigrants, and new and former hegemonies. Cleverly plotted and staged by an award-winning production team and cast, Gangsters of Hong Kong unfolds as a powerful story and fascinating lesson in social history.
Loong Man-hong’s powerful drama about triad gangs explores human relationships, unification tensions, law and order, and the power struggles between generations, locals and immigrants, and new and former hegemonies. Cleverly plotted and staged by an award-winning production team and cast, Gangsters of Hong Kong unfolds as a powerful story and fascinating lesson in social history.
Criminal gangs of yesterday and the present

Kiu Kiang Street in 1970s Sham Shui Po is a tough neighbourhood where law-abiding citizens and crooks live cheek by jowl. Three friends grow up there together, then go their separate ways. But they remain in touch, their lives and jobs – journalist, policeman, triad member are interconnected in a rapidly changing Hong Kong, each needing something from the others.

Now retired, the three are brought together once more for a mainland academic’s project researching gang culture. As their oral histories unfold, an incident from the past resurfaces with unexpected consequences.

Commissioned and produced by HKAF, multi-award winning playwright and screenwriter Loong Man-hong’s powerful new drama shines a light on fifty years of Hong Kong sub-cultures and the fortunes of triad gangs. Lee Chun-chow directs and performs with a first-rate Hong Kong cast. Social history has never felt so gripping.

Commissioned and produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival

The 8 Mar performance is sponsored by Shun Hing Group
Playwright
Loong Man-hong

Director
Lee Chun-chow

Assistant Director
Tang Sai-cheong

Main Cast
Lee Chun-chow
Chan Wing-chuen
Victor Pang
Introduction
Criminal gangs of yesterday and the present

Kiu Kiang Street in 1970s Sham Shui Po is a tough neighbourhood where law-abiding citizens and crooks live cheek by jowl. Three friends grow up there together, then go their separate ways. But they remain in touch, their lives and jobs – journalist, policeman, triad member are interconnected in a rapidly changing Hong Kong, each needing something from the others.

Now retired, the three are brought together once more for a mainland academic’s project researching gang culture. As their oral histories unfold, an incident from the past resurfaces with unexpected consequences.

Commissioned and produced by HKAF, multi-award winning playwright and screenwriter Loong Man-hong’s powerful new drama shines a light on fifty years of Hong Kong sub-cultures and the fortunes of triad gangs. Lee Chun-chow directs and performs with a first-rate Hong Kong cast. Social history has never felt so gripping.

Commissioned and produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival

The 8 Mar performance is sponsored by Shun Hing Group
Cast & Production
Playwright
Loong Man-hong

Director
Lee Chun-chow

Assistant Director
Tang Sai-cheong

Main Cast
Lee Chun-chow
Chan Wing-chuen
Victor Pang