1 Nov 2023
Gala 2023 – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Elements Of Magic” is a huge success!
On the first weekend of October, we brought to audience members 2 successful
performances of Gala 2023, at Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre. The 2 shows were both full house and audience was amazed by the exceptional performance of our actors and orchestra musicians!
With the adaptation and directing from S4A’s Artistic Director, Mr. Nicholas Beckwith, this
version of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” was inspired by the 5 Chinese elements of Fire,
Wood, Water, Earth and Metal, intertwine with a central focus on the concept of balance,
Yin and Yang. The city of Athens in the original version was also transformed into the
magical city of Shangri-la.
Our young actors wow-ed the audience with their acting skills, as well as, puppetry skills,
dancing and singing. The whole performance was accompanied by different well-known
power love ballads from the 1980s’ – music performed live by youth musicians from the
Hong Kong Youth Music Culture Society.
Gala 2023 is also the first S4A Gala that included an accessible performance with theatrical interpretation from Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong. On our Saturday evening show, we had 3 sign-language interpreters joined us. S4A wish to continue working on different kind of accessible performances, to make our projects more inclusive for everyone.
Gala 2023 was scheduled to have 3 performances on the 7th & 8th October. Unfortunately, due to a severe typhoon, our last performance on the 8th was sadly cancelled. S4A understands that our young actors, their parents, and friends were deeply saddened with the cancellation of the finale performance, hence, we have arranged a screening of a stage recording version, also an opportunity for the young actors to get on stage again to perform a few scenes from the play, last but not least, to receive their certificates!
The exclusive “Midsummer Magical Screening” will be held on 11 th November, 2.30pm, at JC Cube in Tai Kwun, Central. Stay tuned on S4A social media for more information and details!