“It satisfied me completely. I still think it is the best play I have written, with the exception of Witness for the Prosecution.”
──Agatha Christie

Karl Hendryk, a brilliant professor who, with his wife and her cousin, have fled persecution in their homeland to find themselves ensconced in London. The play concerns itself with the relationships the professor has with the women in his life. His wife, Anya, who is suffering from a progressively debilitating disease, her cousin and carer, Lisa, and Helen Rollander, a spoiled student who takes up private lessons with the professor.

Not a murder mystery or a ‘whodunnit’ but a profound and thoughtful piece that deals with the human experience. Delving deeply into the psychology of relationships and moral philosophy, this is the story of a misguided idealist who loves so intensely it becomes ultimately destructive and unattainable. 

One of only a few Christie plays written directly for the stage and not adapted from an underlying story, Verdict is her most satisfied works of scriptwriting.

In addition, accompanying with The Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society, the opening night will be an exclusive show for supporting local cancer sufferers and their families. Established in 1963, Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society is a non-profit making cancer organization, aim at providing updated cancer information and pragmatic educational programs across the spectrum of Hong Kong communities. For further information, please click here.  

Date and Time:

12 November 2020 (Thursday) 7:30pm–9:30pm
13 November 2020 (Friday) 8:00pm–10:00pm
14 November 2020 (Saturday) 3:00pm–5:00pm
8:00pm–10:00pm
15 November 2020 (Sunday) 3:00pm–5:00pm
8:00pm–10:00pm
18 November 2020 (Wednesday) 8:00pm–10:00pm
19 November 2020 (Thursday) 8:00pm–10:00pm
20 November 2020 (Friday) 3:00pm–5:00pm
8:00pm–10:00pm
21 November 2020 (Saturday) 3:00pm–5:00pm
8:00pm–10:00pm
22 November 2020 (Sunday) 3:00pm–5:00pm

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including an intermission of 15 minutes

Venue:
The Box, Freespace, Art Park, West Kowloon Cultural District (Getting to Freespace)

Language:
Cantonese

Tickets:
$320, $240

Concessions:
Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, wheelchair users with a companion, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients and full-time students. Concessionary tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission.

Remarks:

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022, ticketinfo@wkcda.hk

Programme Enquiries:
(852) 2540 1011, ticketing@theatrespace.org

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, the event will be cancelled.

Organiser:
Theatre Space Foundation Limited

Programme Website: “The Detective House of Agatha Christie” Series: Verdict
Facebook: Theatre Space

Tickets available from 21 October 2020 (Wednesday) at 10:00am.

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