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Everbright Title Sponsors “Hamlet” at 47th Hong Kong Arts Festival

Brand new version of Shakespeare’s classical play performed by star-studded cast including Hu Jun, Pu Cunxin and Lu Fang

Mr. and Mrs. Chen Shuang, Everbright’s Executive Director & CEO together with Ms. Tisa Ho, Executive Director of Hong Kong Arts Festival.  -Credit: Everbright-
Mr. and Mrs. Chen Shuang, Everbright’s Executive Director & CEO together with Ms. Tisa Ho, Executive Director of Hong Kong Arts Festival. -Credit: Everbright-

Title Sponsored by China Everbright Limited (“Everbright”, stock code: 165.HK), presented by The 47th Hong Kong Arts Festival and a production of Beijing Li Liuyi Theatre Studio, “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (“Hamlet”)” was staged from 7-9 March 2019 (a total of 3 performances) in Hong Kong Cultural Centre. The show was widely welcomed by the general public.

Everbright’s Executive Director and CEO Mr. Chen Shuang, JP said, “We are honored to support Hong Kong Arts Festival for the second year and title sponsors the world’s famous play “Hamlet” produced by Beijing Li Liuyi Theatre Studio, bringing a high-standard performance to Hong Kong audiences. Everbright will continue to promote the development of arts through supporting cross-border arts and cultural events in Mainland China and Hong Kong, to promote widespread interest of arts among general public, as well as promoting cultural exchange between China and Hong Kong.”

The new dynamic Chinese “Hamlet” was produced by the renowned director Li Liuyi, performed a star-studded cast including Hu Hun, Pu Cunxin and Lu Fang, etc, with the award-winning costume designer who won the Best Art Direction Award at Hong Kong Film Awards and Cannes Film Festival William Chang Suk-ping as the costume and make-up director, as well as the famous German set designer Michael Simon to design staging and lighting. With a combination Chinese and Western culture, the “Hamlet” Chinese translation creates accessible translations and brings brand new experiences for Chinese audiences.

“Hamlet” is a new production jointly produced by Hong Kong Arts Festival and Singapore Esplanade. Following “King Lear” and “Henry V”, it is the third Chinese translated play by Li Liuyi commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company’s “Shakespeare Folio Project”, which has used a rhythm of contemporary theatre language to express the highly refined language of Shakespeare’s play and truly accessible to audiences.

As a China-background financial institution based in Hong Kong, Everbright has always strived for serving the community through corporate social responsibility events covering our four main themes namely “Bright Companion”, “Vitality Everbright”, “Education Support”, and “Arts Promotion”. In the area of “Arts Promotion”, Everbright is a long-term partner of various local art organisations like Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong Ballet, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre and Opera Hong Kong, etc, actively promoting local arts development.

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