The Will to Build (2015)

The Will to Build (2015)

“I’m going to be acting and performing, so I need someone to be my outside eye when I am inside and to stand in for me when I’m looking,” said Bonni. “Are you free?”

The answer should have been, well, April is the busiest month in the HKU schedule – but of course when your favourite local director asks you be her assistant there’s no other answer but “YES!”


will to build posterExploring five key elements – space, pace, functionality, spirituality and identity, The Will to Build examines the past, present and future of Hong Kong’s relentless cycle of construction and destruction, and its effects on the bodies, hearts and minds of the city’s inhabitants. This powerful drama skillfully weaves together verbatim transcripts of Theatre du Pif’s interviews with real people who are intimately involved in and affected by the city’s obstinate will to build: construction workers, architects, planners, academics, farmer, politicians, cage-dwellers…

8-9, 13-17 May (Fri-Sat, Wed-Sun) 8pm
10, 16-17 May (Sun, Sat-Sun) 4pm
香港藝術中心 壽臣劇院
Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre
門票在城市售票網售票處發售 (
Tickets available at URBTIX

導演 Director 陳麗珠 Bonni Chan
文本 Text 陳麗珠 Bonni Chan | 鄧菲爾 Fayer Deng
文學指導 Literary Adviser 潘惠森 Paul Poon*
演出 Performers 鄭綺釵 Cheng Yee-chai | 紀文舜 Sean Curran | 胡智健 Rico Wu | 吳紹熙 Larry Ng | 施卓然 Kenneth Sze | 周詠恩 Chow Wing Yan | 周可凡 Hofan Chau | 陳麗珠 Bonni Chan

視覺設計 Visual Design 張惠淳 Terrenz Chang
影像設計 Video Design 楊振業 Adrian Yeung
燈光設計 Lighting Design 劉銘鏗 Lau Ming-hang
服裝設計 Costume Design 鄭文榮 Cheng Man-wing
音樂及音響設計 Music and Sound Design 彭俊傑 Vincent Pang

*With the kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

The Will to Build. Photo by Cheung Chi-Wai
Photo by 張志偉 | (facebook)

Some media coverage (click to enlarge):

The Will to Build - Theatre du Pif

明報 – 01 May 2015

23.04.2015 Milk Magazine interview

Milk – 23 April 2015 : 你,究竟過著怎樣的生活?— 進劇場《樓城 2015(立夏版)》