In a story, someone had a dream. In that dream, someone told a story.
The story begins with a recently graduated doctor and her terminally ill “Patient No. 5”, whose tale encompasses complicated relationships and emotions. The plot unfolds across time and space, alternating between reality and dreamscape. After a journey through a life, the story returns to where it all began.
A Dream Like A Dream is one of the most talked about Chinese-language theatrical innovations. Conceived by acclaimed theatre director Stan Lai, the play creates a dreamlike experience with a four-sided stage, revolving seating design and an eight-hour performance duration.
In 2002, HKRep presented this epic production in a sold-out run that was recognised with three accolades at the 12th Hong Kong Drama Awards: Best Overall Performance, Best Costume Design and Best Supporting Actor (Tragedy/Drama).
Since then, A Dream Like a Dream has touched the hearts of theatre fans in Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Singapore and many cities.
A Dream Like a Dream is presented by HKRep and co-presented by Freespace.
Playwright, Director: Stan Lai
Co-director: Fung Wai-hang
Guest Leading Cast: Louisa So, Poon Chan-leung, Cecilia Choi
Main Cast: Chris Sun, Ko Hon-man, Lui Si-lan, ManMan Kwok, Wong Ching-yan Birdy, Kiki Cheung, Eddy Au Yeung, Lau Shau-ching
Co-set Designers: Alex Tam*, Eddie Lam
Lighting Designer: Michael Chien Lee-zen
Costume Designer: Edmond Wong
Music & Sound Designer: Jaycee Kwok
Movement Designer: Yuri Ng
*With kind permission of Theatre Ronin
Date & Time:
27 July–8 September 2019 (Except Mondays)
Approximately 8 hours with Part I and Part II
Part I: Approximately 3 hours 35 minutes with 15 minutes intermission
Part II: Approximately 4 hours with 15 minutes intermission
|Part I||Part II|
|Preview||27 July 2019 (Saturday) 1:30pm||27 July 2019 (Saturday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 1||28 July 2019 (Sunday) 1:30pm||28 July 2019 (Sunday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 2||30 July 2019 (Tuesday) 7:15pm||31 July 2019 (Wednesday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 3||1 August 2019 (Thursday) 7:15pm||2 August 2019 (Friday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 4||3 August 2019 (Saturday) 1:30pm||3 August 2019 (Saturday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 5||4 August 2019 (Sunday) 1:30pm||4 August 2019 (Sunday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 6||6 August 2019 (Tuesday) 7:15pm||7 August 2019 (Wednesday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 7||8 August 2019 (Thursday) 7:15pm||9 August 2019 (Friday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 8||10 August 2019 (Sataurday) 1:30pm||10 August 2019 (Saturday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 9||11 August 2019 (Sunday) 1:30pm||11 August 2019 (Sunday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 10||13 August 2019 (Tuesday) 7:15pm||14 August 2019 (Wednesday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 11||15 August 2019 (Thursday) 7:15pm||16 August 2019 (Friday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 12||17 August 2019 (Sataurday) 1:30pm||17 August 2019 (Saturday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 13||18 August 2019 (Sunday) 1:30pm||18 August 2019 (Sunday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 14||20 August 2019 (Tuesday) 7:15pm||21 August 2019 (Wednesday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 15||22 August 2019 (Thursday) 7:15pm||23 August 2019 (Friday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 16||24 August 2019 (Saturday) 1:30pm||24 August 2019 (Saturday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 17||25 August 2019 (Sunday) 1:30pm||25 August 2019 (Sunday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 18*||27 August 2019 (Tuesday) 7:15pm||28 August 2019 (Wednesday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 19*||29 August 2019 (Thursday) 7:15pm||30 August 2019 (Friday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 20*||31 August 2019 (Sataurday) 1:30pm||31 August 2019 (Saturday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 21*||1 September 2019 (Sunday) 1:30pm||1 September 2019 (Sunday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 22*||3 September 2019 (Tuesday) 7:15pm||4 September 2019 (Wednesday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 23*||5 September 2019 (Thursday) 7:15pm||6 September 2019 (Friday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 24*||7 September 2019 (Saturday) 1:30pm||7 September 2019 (Saturday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 25*||8 September 2019 (Sunday) 1:30pm||8 September 2019 (Sunday) 7:15pm|
|Performance 26*||11 September 2019 (Wednesday) 7:15pm||12 September 2019 (Thursday) 7:15pm|
The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (Getting to Freespace)
A Dream Like a Dream special transportation arrangement
Performed in Cantonese, with Chinese and English surtitles
Preview: $1,200, $900, $650
Tuesdays to Fridays: $1,280, $950 ,$680
Saturdays and Sundays: $1,450, $1,050, $750
A limited number of wheelchair tickets have been made available for general sale through Ticket Hotline (852) 2200 0022, Xiqu Centre Ticket Office and Freespace Ticket Office. Please call (852) 2200 0022 for more details.
Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion and full-time students. Concessionary tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission.
Discounts only apply to standard ticket and available at designated outlets upon presentation of valid membership / staff cards:
HKRep Pals (15%off)
Zuni's Friends (10% off)
Members of CCDC Dance Inspirations (10% off)
CCDC Student Dance Inspirations Members (10% off)
Club Bravo members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (10% off)
Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet (10% off)
Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company (10% off)
Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (10% off)
Chung Ying Theatre "Energy Fun Club plus" (10% off, max 2 tickets)
Members of HKAPA Alumni Association (10% off)
Members of Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servant's Association (10% off)
FANCL Club Members (10% off)
Staff of Shun Hing Group (10% off)
Bookaholic Members of The Commercial Press (10% off)
Members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association (10% off)
Members or Staff of Broadway Photo Supply Limited (10% off)
Staff of WKCDA (10% off)
Please refer to the HKRep website for details of discounts
Tickets available from 31 May 2019 at URBTIX and West Kowloon Cultural District.
Preview tickets available from 11 July at URBTIX and West Kowloon Cultural District.
Additional performance (11-12 Sept) tickets availabile from 23 August at Urbtix and from 26 August at West Kowloon Cultural District.
Notice to Ticket Buyers:
- A Dream Like a Dream is performed in two parts (Part I & Part II) according to the performance schedule. Patrons must purchase both parts of a designated performance. Only performance date and time of Part I will be displayed for selection on the ticketing page.
- Revolving seats priced $1,450 ($1,280, $1,200) are located in the middle of the stage.
- In view of meeting the venue safety requirements, the actual seating of $1450 ($1,280, $1,200) price zone may differ from the seat plan shown.
- Patrons who need to read surtitles during the performance are encouraged to purchase tickets in the seating areas of $1,050 ($950, $900) or $750 ($680, $650). Please note that sightlines for these seats are partially blocked.
- Latecomers will be admitted only at intermission.
- View may be partially blocked at times due to official videography in the preview performance and additional performances on 11-12 September.
- Live Cantonese audio description is available for the performances on 3 and 4 September.
- For wheelchair user tickets, please contact our Ticketing Hotline at (852) 2200 0022 or designated West Kowloon Cultural District Ticket Outlets.
- This programme contains strong language.
Credit Card Telephone Booking: (852) 2111 5999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk
Ticketing Enquiries: (852) 3761 6661
(852) 3103 5900
The performance rights of A Dream Like a Dream is granted by Performance Workshop
Special Transportation Arrangement:
On performance nights of "A Dream Like a Dream", KMB bus route 296D (from Kowloon Station Bus Terminus to Sheung Tak Bus Terminus Tseung Kwan O, via Tsim Sha Tsui) will make a temporary stop outside Freespace on Museum Drive. The bus will depart Kowloon Station at 11:00pm and 11:20pm. For details of its route, click here.