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Interview with Tabby McTat Director - Emma York

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Emma York was one of the founding leaders of Faust back in 1999 and has directed and contributed so much to the company in the past 2 decades. She is now coming back to Hong Kong with a production of Julia Donaldson’s Tabby McTat (staged at the HK Academy for Performing Arts from June 1st) and shares with us below about her latest directing experience.


How did the project come about and how did you get involved?
I have been itching to direct a children’s show for some time! Whilst I’ve had a lot of experience directing children and spent a good amount of time working alongside shows created for children, the opportunity to actually get into a room with a group of adults to create something fun and exciting myself never really surfaced until last year. 

I spent a year doing an MA at a Drama School in London and it was here that I came across some enormously talented and wonderful actors. When Matthew (Matthew Gregory, the Producer) came to me and asked if I would create the next new show …

Interview with Anna Ting

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One of our student leaders, Anna Ting shares about her experience being part of the production, The Suppliant Women by the Actors Touring Company and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, which ran from March 22nd to 25th 2018 at the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre. 


Tell us about the production of The Suppliant Women.

The Suppliant Women is a play that was written by a Greek playwright, Aeschlys, 2500 years ago. It has been translated into a version that is more colloquial to our language now. It is quite special as the performance aspect have been kept as true to what is thought the Greeks would have done it all those years ago.
Of course, it is aimed at a contemporary audience so that are some changes. For example, we wear our own clothing, we needn’t project as far as they did back in the day, and most importantly, we girls play the parts of the Suppliant women instead of young Athenian men who would have done so 2500 years ago.
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