La Mama Theatre presents William Shakespeare's
La Trobe Student Theatre & Hong Kong Shax Theatre Group
Hong Kong / Australia
"A sad tale's best for winter…"
In a fit of wild and unfounded jealousy, Leontes, a civic leader of 1920s Hong Kong, is convinced that his wife Hermione is carrying the child of his best friend, the Australian politician Polixenes. Once born, the child is exiled and seeks refuge in a rural community in modern day Australia. Things go well for the child until she falls for the son of the bigoted politician.
Leaping from Hong Kong to Australia and from the 1920s to modern day, this unique setting of Shakespeare's The Winter’s Tale sheds light on the far-reaching impacts of colonialism in both countries.