So… I was always a theatre girl. I did A-level theatre, the West End is one of my favourite places in London, I love live shows. When I first came to Hong Kong, I tried to find theatre stuff, but it was hard. I didn’t speak Cantonese when I first came, and all the theatre things happened on the island, and I lived so far north, my house was ten minutes from China. Plus, it was very cliquey – if you didn’t go to an international school, it didn’t quite work out. I didn’t go to an international school.
Anyway. A decade later when I went to university, I met a couple of people who also loved the theatre (and who had gone to international schools… of course…) and I was introduced to these people who were part of a production company in Hong Kong that brought theatre shows from the UK (and sometimes the USA) to this little city. And so a couple times a year now, I get to hang around a theatre, laugh with the performers, move through back of house, and generally just have a lot of fun.
This past weekend was a weekend full of science. It’s not Dr. Bunhead’s first time in Hong Kong, and many of the kids who came this weekend had seen him before. It’s a show full of kids’ humour (poop, farts, boogers and the like), but also full of real, actual facts. And of course, as the name suggests, there is hydrogen, oxygen and real fire (boom!) as well as liquid nitrogen (kapow!) leading to a tonne of explosions (you can imagine how much paperwork had to be done before we can get the show on stage haha).
And after every show, Dr. Bunhead came out to talk to the kids, sign autographs, take pictures, and answer almost every question they (and their parents!) come up with.
So yeah. It’s been a good (though busy) weekend :)