Play Reading with Project Roundabout
, a collaboration between producer Harry Cheung and actors Poon Chan-leung and Louisa So, introduced a different form of theatre to Hong Kong with See You Soon
in June, to provide immediate assistance to the theatre industry when all productions were brought to a halt.
Presented by 179 actors, writers, directors and stage technicians, this series of play readings required minimal stage design; the performers acted out the plays mainly with their voices. “See You Soon
highlighted play reading as an alternative performance format, where we can tell stories at a lower cost,” says Cheung. As a result, ticket prices were also reduced – to a mere HK$30 per person.