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London ETO supports Hong Kong arts and theatre by supporting UK premiere of musical 'Teresa' (with photos)

     The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London (London ETO) celebrated the flourishing and vibrant art and theatre scene in Hong Kong by hosting a reception to mark the UK premiere of Ko Chi-sum's musical 'Teresa' at the Shaw Theatre, London on January 15 (London time).

     The musical recounts the life of Teresa Teng, one of Asia's best-loved singers, who had hits in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan and many Asian countries in the 70s and 80s. The musical features Hong Kong-based actress Perry Chiu from the Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre group, and is produced by Ko Chi-sum of Spring-Time Stage Productions Ltd.  It was brought to the UK by the UK Creative Arts Centre.

     Speaking at the reception on the opening night of 'Teresa,' the Director-General of the London ETO, Ms Priscilla To, said, "It is often said, 'wherever there are Chinese people, the songs of Teresa Teng can be heard.' Her sweet voice and stunning musicality have touched the hearts and souls of generations of the Chinese community. Her life story is both riveting and uplifting."

     "As an open, multicultural and vibrant society, Hong Kong has good fundamentals to develop as an international cultural metropolis.  Much effort has been, and will continue to be, made by the Hong Kong Government to promote the art and culture scene of Hong Kong to friends around the world," Ms To continued.

     The musical commemorates the 20th anniversary of Teng's death, and has been widely performed around the world.  Before coming to London, the musical was presented in Vancouver earlier in January.

Ends/Monday, January 18, 2016
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