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Jockey Club Local Creative Talents Series
A coming-of-age musical about the extraordinary adventures of the young Sun Yat-sen
Consecrated as a towering symbol of the great transition from tradition to modernity in the history of China, Sun Yat-sen remembered Hong Kong as his intellectual birthplace.
The original Cantonese-language musical Yat-sen vividly brings to the HKAF stage the volatile early life of Sun Yat-sen. The musical highlights little-known stories of his transformation from an idealistic rebellious young student in Hong Kong to the new China’s statesman in the early 20th century.
Yat-sen is a human portrait of one man’s quest and struggle for an ideal world.
Yat-sen brings together some of the most illustrious names in Hong Kong film and theatre. Composer Peter Kam, winner of the Silver Bear for best film music at the Berlin Film Festival, offers a powerful and captivating score, accompanied by superlative lyrics by Chris Shum. It is directed by veteran Hong Kong director Tang Wai-kit, with a script by experienced screenwriter Sunny Chan and performed by an energetic ensemble of young musical actors.
COMPOSER & MUSIC DIRECTOR