No Exit Dress Rehearsal

No Exit Dress Rehearsal Photos

Alfie’s photos from the dress rehearsal of No Exit. Like me, Alfie does many things… this time he translated the play, did the graphic design, and took the photos.

No Exit Rehearsal Photos

No More No Exit

No Exit has finished as quickly as it started. We managed a full house every night, which was wonderful and unexpected. It was a very good experience to have a post-show discussion every night and hear a lot of different opinions and questions from different audiences. I’m sure this will be very helpful when we come to stage it fully.
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HKELD Artist of the Month

HKELD Artist of the Month

I wrote a piece for HKELD’s regular Artist of the Month section, which they were kind enough to publish for December.

Artist of the Month December Ivor Houlker

HKELD (I believe it’s pronounced ‘heckled’) is the main English language theatre website in Hong Kong, with reviews and listings for all the English language and English surtitled productions here. They reviewed reviewed Superheroes Don’t Give a Shit! back in October, very kindly even though we didn’t really have full English language accessibility by that time. Anyway, it’s very popular with the expat theatre community here and well worth a look (don’t be put off by the colours).

No Exit Rehearsal Photos

No Exit Last Day of Rehearsals

Photos by the talented Alfie Leung (also the translator and graphic designer for No Exit). Everything has come together very quickly and we’re already opening the show tomorrow. It’s running from 10-13 December at 8pm at We Draman, and it’s a rehearsed reading with a post-show talk. It’s definitely towards the more active end of the rehearsed-reading spectrum, with blocking, lights, sound, costume, props etc.
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No Exit Reading, First Rehearsal

No Exit First Rehearsal Photos

We started rehearsals for the rehearsed reading of No Exit that I’m directing (new translation into Cantonese by Alfie Leung, produced by We Draman). Here are some photos from the first rehearsal – by Mag Tong, Tang Wai Kit and Michelle Li, with apologies for not teaching them how to use the strangely configured focus buttons on my camera. The show is on very soon, from the 10th-13th December.
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Chinese Puppetry Workshops

Chinese Puppetry Workshops

I’ve been attending some workshops in Chinese puppetry, at the JCCAC in Shek Kip Mei, which are amazingly run for free supported by the the Hong Kong government’s Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme. I’ll post more about it when it’s over, but here are some photos from today’s session:

Ivor Houlker Actor's Headshot for Theatre and Performance

New Headshots

Time for new headshots with shorter hair – I did these myself, wearing my photography hat (not pictured.) Actually that’s not entirely true – I only set everything up and had Michelle Li very patiently doing the actual photo-taking.

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