明日陽光璨爛 It Won’t be long now
Story of the ShamShuiPo Prisoners of War Camp
日期 Date ： 31.8-2.9.2018
時間 Time ：Fri-Sat 7:30pm | Sat- Sun 3:00pm
地點 Place ： 香港港灣道香港藝術中心麥高利小劇場
McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Harbour Road, Wan Chai
票價 Ticket Price ：$280,$200（學生、長者、殘疾人士及其陪同者）
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It Won’t Be Long Now, a solo show set in 1940s Hong Kong, follows the experiences of a British prisoner of war incarcerated in the Sham Shui Po Barracks by the Japanese. He is our guide to the world of the camps: the beatings, diseases, forced labour and deaths, but so too to the informal university, the furious gardening, the prison breaks and drag entertainment acts. It may just be that when you dance with death sitting in the front row, you dance with greater abandon. The show reveals the enduring humanity and will to survive that still exists when everything else has been stripped away. The Cantonese version of It Won’t Be Long Now on the other hand would be the story of a Hong Konger during the Japanese occupation of 3 years and 8 months.
「不是霑叔不聚頭」是這個獨腳戲計劃的延續，正名為「深水埗演義」。下一齣的作品是「明日陽光燦爛」，是圍繞日軍深水埗戰俘營的故事，由Bill Aitchison 和李俊亮的獨腳戲演出，訴說日軍深水埗戰俘營內外真實人物的故事。Bill Aitchison 和李俊亮將會先後同場演出。
"Sham Shui Po Stories"
The Centre for Community Cultural Development is rooted in Sham Shui Po and has staged a number of solo performances related to the area.
We have had the Autobiographical tours of Uncle Hung and Indy Lee. We also had the intimate theatres of May Yu (Stories of the Shek Kip Mei Resettlement Estate, Factory and Creative Arts Centre) and Idy Lam (The Sound of Flesh - Stories of Sham Shui Po's Street Sleepers).
The series continues with Dream James (of Yeung Ping Kei) and the next one will be "It Won't be Long Now", stories of real characters in and around the Prisoners of War Camp in Sham Shui Po run by the Japanese occupiers during the Second World War. The lives of the characters are re-enacted by Bill Aitchison and Indy Lee in a double bill.
The former performs in English and latter in Chinese portraying different characters. Summaries of the stories will be available.
作為英國行為藝術家和藝術總監的 Bill Aitchison 在表演，寫作，視頻和音頻中工作，並與劇院，音響和視覺藝術家合作。作品具極獨特個人風格和幽默感。從獨腳表演到大型項目和參與式活動等各種規模的作品，他的作品表現形式多元化，包括舞蹈、講座、表演、文化導賞等。
Bill Aitchison is a well-known performance artist and artistic director working on performances making, videos and audio works for theatres, galleries and city spaces. Each project is radically different in form, highly distinctive, recognisable for their unique personal style, conceptual strength and ambition. His teaching and work on the arts in public space has proven influential, which made him a pioneer in site-sensitive performance. Bill has performed in the UK, Europe and China.
李俊亮 Indy Lee
Indy Lee Chun Leung, the Director of Performing Arts Education at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, a member of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the Chairman of the Drama Committe. Lee is a theater director, actor, drama educator, and art administrator. He first graduated from the Department of Drama at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and then went to London to study receiving a Master of Applied Theatre. Lee has been active in theater performances and directorships. He wrote, directed and performed "A Better Man”, and got the 4th Hong Kong Little Theatre Best Actor nomination. He took part in many theatre productions including a few solos.