Fong Tong Geng, Guangdong’s most prominent advocate, is known for his greed and malice. But at the height of his career heaven deals him a blow and his reputation and wealth are lost overnight. Haunted by the bitter ghost of a childhood friend, Fong fights his way back to the magistrate to right his wrongs and redeem himself as the champion of the common man.

Commissioned by Freespace, and co-presented and co-produced by Freespace and HKRep, The Great Pretender brings together some of Hong Kong’s top creators and performers. Using the language of musical theatre to separate truth from falsehood, and the stage to enact a fable for our contemporary world, it holds up a bright mirror in defence of justice for all.

Creative Team:
Composer and Musical Director: Leon Ko
Lyricist: Chris Shum
Playwright: Cheung Fei Fan
Director: Fong Chun Kit
Dramaturg: Low Kee Hong
Staging Director and Choreographer: Ivanhoe Lam
Scenographer: Wong Yat Kwan

Main Cast:
Lau Shau Ching, Jordan Cheng

Date and Time:
21–23 May 2020 (Thursday to Saturday) 7:45pm
24 May 2020 (Sunday) 2:45pm

Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles

$480, $400, $320, $240

Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion and full-time students. Senior citizen and student quotas are treated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Early Bird Discount Period: 23 Dec 2019 - 20 Jan 2020

  • 10% discount for purchasing “The Great Pretender – a musical” or “A tale of the Southern Sky” tickets
  • 15% discount for purchasing both “The Great Pretender – a musical” and “A tale of the Southern Sky” tickets
  • 20% discount for HKRep Pals Members
  • 20% discount Prestige member of “Friends of Hong Kong Dance” membership scheme

Early bird discount offers are not valid in conjunction with other promotion offers.


  • No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme
  • Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022,

Programme Enquiries:
Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, (852) 3103 5900

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the performance, the performance will be cancelled.

Commissioned, Co-presented and Co-produced by Freespace

Co-presented and Co-produced by:

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