SPOTLIGHT: A Season of Performing Arts

I will die in my home

SPOTLIGHT: A Season of Performing Arts

The Sublime Progressions

Last Ride, Fresh Eyes (Podcast version)

I will die in my home

Since When

Butterfly Island

The Farewell Comeback Tour

The Forgiving Trees

Date & Time

21 - 23 Apr, 2023 21-23.04.2023 8pm - 9pm
22-23.04.2023 3pm - 4pm


F Hall Studio




The 100-year chronicle of the lost and forgotten...continues

Is there anyone who, in his youth, already reminisce about the days not yet lived? Among the antiquated buildings in Wan Chai, one home built in the last century escaped the inevitable destiny of being demolished while a hotel becomes the subject of ghost-lore. The home bought by the grandmother used to be glitzy with visitors coming and going. The daughter-in-law promised to continue the home’s vitality. But the grandmother prophesised “my” eventual passing in this home. People, just like homes, will be forgotten eventually just like the unrecorded last words of the abandoned souls. These lonely presences, one after another, continue to be overlooked by history.

Local playwright Chan Kwan Yee and director Yan Pat To joined hands for the first time to chronicle the century-old ghosts that lingered in Wan Chai. A home for the living becomes a tomb for the deceased. A narrative stage traversing time and space will be set at Tai Kwun, setting forth a story about a Hong Kong woman who stayed and a tale of bygone years.

Creative Team

Playwright:  Chan Kwan-yee
Director: Yan Pat-to
Performer: Emily Cheng, Lai Yuk-ching, Ceci Chan
Movement director and performer: Wayson Poon
Set designer: Yuen Hon-wai
Light designer: Vanessa Lee
Music and sound designer: Sze Ka-yan
Video designer: Wilfred Wong
Costume designer: Cheung Ho-yin
Producer: Felix Chan

There will be post-performance sharings on the following shows:
21.4.2023 8pm    Guests: Chan Kwan-yee, Yan Pat-to, Wong Wing-sze
23.4.2023 8pm    Guests: Chan Kwan-yee, Yan Pat-to, Sampson Wong


  • Performance lasts for around 60 minutes in Cantonese with no surtitles
  • Free seating on a first come first serve basis, some seats may have restricted sightlines
  • Recommended for ages 6 and above
  • No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme 
  • No cancellations, refunds or changes can be made on confirmed tickets
  • Tai Kwun reserves the right to assign seats
  • Programmes are subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.

Event Photos


Tickets | $280

Tickets available at from 6 March 2023

Patrons may enjoy one of the below discount schemes for each purchase where applicable, available on a first-come-first-served basis:

  • 40% off for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their minders and full-time students

  • 10% off for Tai Kwun Fan with valid discount code

SPOTLIGHT: A Season of Performing Arts 2023 Package (Quota for discount package is full):

  • 15% off upon single purchase of 3 standard tickets of the same show

  • 20% off upon single purchase of standard tickets from 3 different shows

  • 30% off upon single purchase of standard tickets from 4 different shows


Chan Kwan Yee
Yan Pat To

Writer, editor, reporter, founder of the creative studio Weak Chickens, one of the authors of the book An Elephant Walking on a Ball. She wrote the play Hey My Old Friend, Stay in Touch for ÉLAN Lost Child Project HK presented by Tai Kwun in 2020.

Active in Hong Kong and German Theatre. Playwright, Director, Educator. Artistic Director of Reframe Theatre. House Author of Germany Nationatheater Mannheim (2021-2022 Theatre season). Elected Council Member and the Chairman of the committee of Literary Art of Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Graduated from the University of Hong Kong, majoring in English Literature; the Chinese University of Hong Kong, MA in Sociology; Royal Holloway, University of London, MA in Playwriting.

His play in English A Concise History of future China is selected by 2016 Berliner Festspiele Theatertreffen Stückemarkt as one of the five theatre works presented. It is the first ethnic Chinese play ever selected. His play in Cantonese White Blaze of the morning is awarded Best Play, the 8th Hong Kong Theatre Libre. Six of his plays were translated into German and performed. His works were commissioned or invited by the following institutions: Munich Biennale - New Music Festival, Mannheimer Sommer Festival, Munich Residenztheater, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Stadttheater Giessen, Theater Freiburg, Staatsschauspiel Saarbrücken, Lubeck Theater,  Landestheater Linz, Motreal CINARS Biennale Official Programme, Swedish Radio, South Korea Asia Playwright Festival, Taiwan Quanta Arts Foundation, Hong Kong New Vision Festival, International Arts Carnival, Tai Kwun, Fringe Club, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre and On & On Theatre Workshop, etc.  

His recent works include The Sparkling and Swaying Snow,Posthuman Condition, The Damned And The Saved, A Poem In Jail, Happily Ever After Nuclear Explosion, Goldfish Of Berlin, After The Flood Floods, Stream Of Consciousness, The Year Of Jin Feng, How To Present Lovelife of Hong Kongers to Aliens, etc.

Suhrkamp Theater Verlag represents the copyright of some of his plays.

House Programme