Tai Kwun Performing Arts Season: SPOTLIGHT
“This Victoria Has No Secrets…For Now”
｜Parade Ground, Tai Kwun
Yat Po Singers, Hong Kong’s first and leading a cappella choral theatre, presents This Victoria Has No Secrets, a musical journey of nostalgia and hope inspired by the iconic Victoria Harbour. Famous for its world-renowned skyline, the harbour also bears witness to Hong Kong’s transformation including the disappearance of Victoria City, a small island which Lord Palmerston denounced as a “barren rock” in 1841. The musical draws the audience together to reminisce their laughter and melancholy shaped by events, experiences, perceptions and insight. Each of these memories, rooted in locality, embroiders an album of our memories.
Initially commissioned by Tai Kwun as the Opening Programme in 2018, the show by Yat Po Singers’ founding co-artistic directors Ng Cheuk Yin, Yuri Ng, Patrick Chiu and renowned lyricist Chris Shum earned rave reviews and acclaim. It enjoyed a rerun at the Hong Kong City Hall in 2019 with Anna Lo as choral director, together with a stronger cast. Making its triumphant return to Tai Kwun in 2021 with an outdoor version, the production continues to blend historical fragments of the harbour including souvenirs, languages, folklore into a performance poignantly set against the backdrop of Tai Kwun, the significant landmark that is packed with over a century of history.
Music Director / Composer: Ng Cheuk Yin
Director / Stage Designer: Yuri Ng
Playwright / Lyricist: Chris Shum
Song Arranger: Ng Cheuk Yin, Anna Lo, Keith Wong
Choral Director: Anna Lo
Production Manager: Gloria Ngai
Sound Designer: Jonathan Lam
Prop & Set Designer: Isaac Wong
Make-up & hair Stylist / Coordinator: Jadeson Fu
Wardrobe Supervisor: Gauze Lam
Performers: Raoul Chan, Dominique Chan, Margaret Cheung, Joseph Ho,
Anna Lo, Ma Hin Yung, Ronald Tsang
Tel：+852 2154 4233
- Suitable for all ages
- Approximately 50mins without intermission
- Performed in Cantonese with no surtitle
- Programme is subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.
- The event will adhere to the latest health and safety regulations and enforce social distancing measures.
This Victoria Has No Secrets is commissioned by Tai Kwun, Centre for Heritage and Arts and premiered in May 2018 for Tai Kwun’s opening.
Hong Kong Arts Development Council fully supports freedom of artistic expression. The views and opinions expressed in this project do not represent the stand of the Council.