Eliot’s Masterpiece Comes to Life in Hong Kong

22 – 27 SEPTEMBER 2015

Kwai Tsing Theatre Black Box

“Julian Lamb and David Pereira bring clarity to ‘The Waste Land’,” – The Age

T.S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land is brought to life in a vibrant recitation by Julian Lamb accompanied by the haunting cello of David Pereira,” – 

“An utterly inspiring performance,” – The Riot Act, Canberra


HONG KONG – 10 Aug 2015 – Award-winning theatre company The Shadow Players is bringing the acclaimed production of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land from Australia to Hong Kong.

The Waste Land is the most influential poem of the twentieth century. Eliot’s haunting vision of a spiritually barren post-war Europe is brought to life in a performance which draws out the poem’s vast array of characters as well as its rich lyrical language. Dramatic presentations of The Waste Land are rare since it is often regarded as too difficult to perform. A performance of The Waste Land with live musical accompaniment is almost unprecedented.

Internationally renowned cellist David Pereira teams up with actor and CUHK professor Julian Lamb to bring you a fusion of music and spoken word. The music features passages of improvisation, parody, original composition, and direct quotation from the work of some of the most important composers of the twentieth century, including Sibelius, Shostakovich, and Schoenberg.

First performed in Australia in 2014, The Waste Land has received glowing reviews and was revived recently due to popular demand. Now it is Hong Kong’s turn to peek into the mind of one of 20th century’s most celebrated authors.