Smoking With Grandma

Participate in Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017

“I didn’t remember if it was June or July, but it was the season of cicada. We all are, drifting wood…”

Directed and written by HKADC Emerging Artist Grant receiver Cathy SK Lam who created acclaimed play “The Immigration Lottery”, “Wither On the Vine” and “Confessions”. Smoking With Grandma is a brand new writing about refugees, receiving critical acclaim from both Hong Kong and Adelaide Fringe 2017.

Maia called 1996 the ‘year of lost’, the year before the transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong, also the year her grandma passed away. Her grandma had spent most of her life in Tiu Keng Leng, a remote island in Hong Kong which used to be a refugee village, housing former Kuomintang (KMT) officials and followers who had escaped to Hong Kong from China after KMT was defeated.Tiu Keng Leng was demolished that same year. Just the night before Tiu Keng Leng was going to disappeared from the map, Maia goes back to her late grandma’s squatter. When Maia unveils the buried secrets of her grandma, she wants to go smoking with grandma. 

Production Team
Script/Director: Cathy SK LamMusic Director/Sound Design/Composer: The Coelacanth
Producer/Performer: Katherine Leung as Maia Lee
Performer: Angel SY Chan as Woman
Video Performance: Kasen Tsui
Assistant Stage Manager: Cyrus Lin

Performance Details
Date:Aug 2017
Venue:C Venue, Edinburgh
※ The programme lasts for approximately 50 minutes without intermission.
※ Performance in English.


Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Hong Kong Arts Development Council fully supports freedom of artistic expression. The views and opinions expressed in this project do not represent the stand of the Council.

Home Affairs Bureau

The project is supported by the Arts Development Fund of the Home Affairs Bureau, the Government of Hong Kong Administrative Region.

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