Almost there.

Filed in Events, They’re Playing Our Song (2007), Work

Seven days to go!

After rehearsing almost every day for nine weeks, we are finally approaching the finish line. We're still rehearsing. We're still making adjustments to our blocking and our behaviour. We're still making adjustments to our dance routines. We're still working hard, actually harder than we've worked for most of the nine weeks. We're now averaging nine hours a day. If you thought this was just a hobby for us, think again. It's been the equivalent of going to a nine-to-five job except without wages.

We've had a few interviews. Apple Daily published a short story in today's issue. U Magazine published a good interview in this week's issue (#1067 March 9) and we've done interviews with bc Magazine and a couple of other magazines although I haven't seen the published result yet. We also talked about the play on RTHK 4's "Cultural Vibes 創意空間" program and we have another radio interview lined up with RTHK 3's "Morning Brew" (in English!) next Tuesday morning just after 11am (it will be live). In addition, 大公報 published a great personal interview (part 1, part 2, part 3) with me last Monday. The reporter Mr Kwok 郭仲淦 did a really nice job and it's one of the most accurate interviews I've seen in a long time.

But we need to make sure that as many people know about the play as possible. It's a fun play and I want to share this with as many people as possible. I want a full house for every performance, so we've purchased a couple of ads as well. A quarter-page ad was purchased in today's Apple Daily in the entertainment section. Another ad was purchased in the Hong Kong Magazine which won't be published until March 16, the first day of our show.

I like the ads. A respected friend of mine (I think all of my friends are respected ;-) 蔡經仁 (Sai Studio) took the photos for us. Two other friends Coco and Aian (Hair Corner) helped out with our hair. Yet another friend Thomas (Energy Communications) designed the ads using elements from postcards and posters that Henry's contact had originally designed. As Henry likes to put it, we've signed a lot of 'friend credit cards' for this play. I've never asked for so many favours from friends but it's times like this that you discover who your friends really are.

Here are the ads for those of you who won't see them in the published content. The Apple Daily version is Chinese. The Hong Kong Magazine version is English.

They re Playing Our Song ad (English)

Our "They're Playing Our Song" ad; the English version.

For a larger version, click here.

They're Playing Our Song ad (Chinese)

Our "They're Playing Our Song" ad; the Chinese version.

For a larger version, click here.

Believe me when I say that we've done a great job with this play. People will definitely enjoy it, and so will I!