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The Unthinkable Drama Festival 2023: The Massage King

The Unthinkable Drama Festival 2023: The Massage King

18 Jun (Sun) - 02 Jul (Sun)

18 Jun 2023 (Sun) | 15:00
20 Jun 2023 (Tue) | 20:15
24 Jun 2023 (Sat) | 20:15
25 Jun 2023 (Sun) | 13:00
28 Jun 2023 (Wed) | 20:15
30 Jun 2023 (Fri) | 20:15
02 Jul 2023 (Sun) | 20:15

Academy Studio Theatre
Price Info:
$50 - $95
Drama in Cantonese






Lam Song, who is a religious studies graduate, is interested in selling parallel imports to explore the eccentricities of the Pearl River Delta up north. Little did he know that an unexpected accident would leave him stranded in a small massage parlor, where he encountered three extraordinary massage therapists with different cultural backgrounds. What he thought would be a simple massage turned into a thrilling life-and-death struggle!



This is an whimsical and humorous adventure, yet it also embodies the tenacious vitality of people at a  desperate situation. Behind the blood and tears of people who struggle for a better life, they demonstrate the human instinct for survival and unyielding spirit. 


Playwright: Poon Wai-sum


Director: Chan Pui-lam*


Lighting Designer: Cheng Lai-chiu


Project Manager: Fong Ho-yin


Cast#: Chan Nga-wun, Leung Kin-chung, Lim Ho-tik, Lo Chi-kin


Drama in Cantonese

This production contains coarse language, sensitive content, and violent scenes, only suitable for audience aged 12 or above


*Graduating student of Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Degree in Drama (Directing)

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The Unthinkable Drama Festival 2023 is conceptualized and organized by the School of Drama. Continuing the spirit of "unthinkable", three graduating Directing students will lead the actors and production team to break through imagination and provide a fresh and daring interpretation of classic works. The other two plays include Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo (The Zoo Story) and Simon Stephens’ Morning


The three productions will be performed alternately, showcasing the confusion and transformation of life during adolescence, adulthood, and middle age, hoping to provoke a conversation with the contemporary audience about the meaning of life.