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Miranda and Caliban: The Making of a Monster (World Premiere)

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company (UK)

Directors: Garry Robson, Robert Softley Gale
Written by: Jennifer Dick and Garry Robson

Live in Hong Kong:
Joe Wong as Ariel Storm
Jason Wong as Caliban
Caroline Parker MBE as Antonia

Live in Glasgow:
Paul Cunningham as Prospero
Amy Cheskin as Miranda (Video Diaries)
Gabriella Brisby as Young Miranda (Footage)
Robert Softley Gale as Ariel Skirl

“Thou liest, malignant thing!”

The Peoples Court is now in Session. All rise! What really happened when Miranda met Caliban and Caliban met Miranda and Prospero didn’t approve.

Visit the island. Hear the testimonies. Explore the evidence.

TV Judge Ariel-Storm gives Caliban a chance to give his side of the story that led him to be branded throughout history as some kind of monster. Join the jury and vote. Guilty or Not Guilty. You decide!

Part of theBritish Council’s Shakespeare Lives and inspired byThe Tempest, Birds of Paradise Theatre Company have been working with deaf and disabled artists in Hong Kong and the UK, to create an exciting new show about a very old problem. Miranda and Caliban: The Making of a Monster explores the meaning of 'home’ and relationship with ‘the other’. It will be world premiered in Hong Kong and Glasgow simultaneously for both a live and digital audience.

5 Nov (Sat) 9.30pm & 6 Nov (Sun) 7.30pm
Duration: Approximatley 1 hour without intermission.
Black Box Theatre, Kwai Tsing Theatre
Tickets: $160. Please book your tickets at

Performed in English, Cantonese, British Sign Language and Hong Kong Sign Language, with Chinese and English surtitles

English Language audio description will be part of the performance. For visually impaired audience members, we recommend you to arrive the venue entrance 45 minutes prior to the performance, where we shall provide you with a touch tour to ensure the best theatre experience.

A joint presentation by Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and the British Council in Hong Kong. Supported by Glasgow Life, Creative Scotland, Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong (HKADA).


Scotland's Birds of Paradise Theatre Company is a pioneer in inclusive theatre, seeing disability as an opportunity to explroe untold stories and develop a radical new language for the dramatic arts. Learn from the artistic director Garry Robson about the evolution of inclusive theatre in the UK, the company's singular "aesthetics of access", and the world premiere of Miranda and Caliban: The Making of a Monster in Hong Kong.

Date & Time: 15.00 - 16.30, | Saturday, 22 October 2016
Venue: AC1, Level 4, Hong Kong Cultural Center Administration Building, Tsim Sha Shui
Speaker: Garry Robson, Artistic Director, Birds of Paradise Theatre Company
Language: English
FREE admission. Limited seats available on a first-come, first-served basis

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company is a force for change in Scottish inclusive theatre. They work to increase the representation of professional disabled artists and performers in Scottish theatre, create world class performance that embody the aesthetics of access by integrating audio description, sign language and captioning, and nurture the next generation of disabled artists and audience.

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