SPOTLIGHT: A Season of Performing Arts

The Farewell Comeback Tour

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

7 - 9 Apr, 2023 07,08-09.04.2023 I 8pm -9:15pm
08-09.04.2023 I 3pm - 4:15pm


JC Cube




Hong Kong-style cabaret sings tribute to generational identities and differences

A diva is preparing for her final show as her swan song…or is she?

When you are at a crossroads in life, do you say farewell to your old self and “bring it on!” to your new adventure? Are you old school cool or just lame and unfashionable? Should you stick around for just a bit longer or have you outstayed your welcome? The mind boggles at all the uncertainties.

After the acclaimed productions Tri Ka Tsai and LauZone which explored Hong Kong’s identity through trilingualism and ancestral dialects, multi-talented music artists Anna Lo and Rick Lau continue their musical odyssey in The Farewell Comeback Tour, the finale of this Hong Kong-style cabaret trilogy. With playful music and drama both bitingly funny and insightful, the cabaret examines our generational identity crisis through the evolution of language and slang. Be prepared for the diva to tug at your heartstrings and tickle your funny bone!

Creative Team
Co-creator, Composer, Text & Performer: Anna Lo
Co-creator, Director, Text & Performer: Rick Lau
Text: Benjamin Au Yeung (Ben Sir), Chow Yiu Fai, Leung Pak Kin, William Ng OFM, Chris Shum, Leon Ko, Pia Ho
Musicians: Ming Chan, Eric Chong, Dean Li, Victor Tsang
Lighting Designer: Mak Kwok Fai
Sound Designer: Candog Ha
Production and Stage Manager: Jason Ma
Deputy Stage Manager: Olive Tse
Assistant Stage Manager: Chan Cho Yee
Promotion Photographer and Videographer: Pazu Chan


  • This programme contains strong language
  • This performance contains strong light and strobe light effects
  • Recommended for ages 12 and above
  • Performed in Chinese, Putonghua and English with partial Chinese and English surtitles
  • Performance Duration: 75 mins
  • Latecomers will only be admitted at the suitable moments
  • 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 Fans 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

House Programme


Anna Lo
Rick Lau

Co-creator, Composer, Text & Performer

Anna Lo is a composer, songwriter, arranger, singer, conductor, performer and a cappella artist. She graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Berklee College of Music.

Anna has worked with Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong Dance Company, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Hong Kong String Orchestra, City Contemporary Dance Company, Actors’ Family, Theatre Ronin, Mr. Wing Theater Company, and more.  Anna made her first foray into film composing for the documentary She Objects, winner of the Scientific & Education Award at Nice Film Fest International 2017. Her second film project Apart was released in 2021.  She also wrote and performed the film’s theme song.  Her third film Pretty Heart, produced by famed director Fruit Chan was released in July 2022.  In 2019 Anna was commissioned to create the extremely well-received original cabaret Tri Ka Tsai for the Tai Kwun Theatre Season, for which she acted as co-creator, composer, lyricist, and performer, followed by sold-out reruns at WKCD’s Lau Bak Livehouse in 2021 and at Singapore's Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts in 2023.  She was again commissioned by Tai Kwun in 2021 to create cabaret LauZone for its SPOTLIGHT Performing Arts Season, followed by a dance version Home Sweat Home for CCDC’s West Kowloon 2021 residency Danzcation and a sold-out rerun in 2022 at Tai Kwun.

Anna is an avid a cappella artist and prolific a cappella arranger/composer.  She is currently the Music Director of professional a cappella group VSing and Associate Artistic Director of Yat Po Singers, the first professional a cappella choral theatre company in Hong Kong. VSing has performed in cities all around the world and represented HK in multiple a cappella/arts festivals. They released their first original track Hear My Voice in Sept 2020, followed by Hear Me Out in Nov 2022.

Anna is also active in the pop music scene, and has worked with singers such as Leon Lai, Kelly Chen, Miriam Yeung, Andy Hui, Anthony Lun, Janice Vidal, Justin Lo, Jason Chan, Hins Cheung, Gin Lee, Alfred Hui, Rubberband, Collar, among others.  She released her first EP K in 2016.  She is currently one of the hosts and music directors of RTHK 31's Cantopop Power.

IG: ykannalo

FB: @AnnaLoPage

YouTube: @annalomusic

Co-creator, Director, Text & Performer

Rick Lau graduated from NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art, Australia) in Musical Theatre. His main professional theatre credits in Australia: Miss Saigon (“Engineer” (1st u/s)), Thoroughly Modern Millie and Hair the musical. In Hong Kong: Freespace x HKRep’s The Impossible Trial, Yat Po Singers’ Our Immortal Cantata, Om Encounter, Save the Next Song for Me and Pica Pica Choose, Leon Ko’s The Originals, HK Sinfonietta’s The Passage Beyond in Concert and The Amazing Filmphony, City Contemporary Dance Company‘s Home Sweat Home, Actors’ Family’s Cinematic Memories on Train No.5, The Good Person of Szechwan, Chung Ying Theatre’s A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum and The Underpants, HK City Chamber Orchestra’s Bug Symphony, HK Arts Festival’s June Lovers, 3AMI’s Smokey Joe’s Cafe and The Pajama Game, and HK Ballet’s Cinderella, Swan Lake, Carnival of the Animals and Sleeping Beauty. Rick’s cabaret shows: (commissioned by Tai Kwun) LauZone (nominated for Best Actor at the 2022 HK Theatre Libre Awards) and Tri Ka Tsai, Rick Lau’s Lonely Hearts Club Hour, My Queer Valentine, When Rick Met Marsha..., The 3 Singing Bitches, My Generation, Men In Love, SunRice, I know where I'm going... I think, and How Now Rick Lau (commissioned by the Sydney Opera House).