The Heart of Growth

Musical Trio

Children's author A Nong writes warm, uplifting tales full of youthful vigour and enterprise. In his book, 濃情集, he tells heartfelt stories of growing up in Hong Kong, enabling different generations of students to identify with them and turning the work into a local cultural treasure.

This music theatre adaptation focuses on four of the book's short stories, taking school and family as the main plot while teachers, family members, and classmates all put in appearances among the characters. Live music also has a vital role in transferring the evocative content from page to stage.

Stories are adapted from A Nong's book - 濃情集, authorised by Sun Ya Publications (HK) Ltd.


Original Story A Nong
Adaptation / Director Freddy Wong
Composer / Music Arrangement Siu Tin-chi
Lyricist Jacqueline Kwok
Music Director / Accompanist Li Seen-tung
Cast Judy Or, Wong Suet-ip, Tony Li, Seth Chan
Date: 12.7 (Fri)
Time: 3 - 3:45pm
Venue: Tsuen Wan Park Amphitheatre
Date: 19.7 (Fri)
Time: 11 - 11:45am
Venue: Kwai Tsing Theatre Foyer
Date: 19.7 (Fri)
Time: 3 - 3:45pm
Venue: Leighton Hall Community Hall
Date: 19.7 (Fri)
Time: 6 - 6:45pm
Venue: MTR Hong Kong Station "Art in MTR - Living Art Stage"
Date: 26.7 (Fri)
Time: 3 - 3:45pm
Venue: Lai Chi Kok Park Amphitheatre
Date: 26.7 (Fri)
Time: 6 - 6:45pm
Venue: Sha Tin Town Hall Foyer
Date: 28.7 (Sun)
Time: 3 - 3:45pm
Venue: Belcher Bay Park Amphitheatre
Date: 28.7 (Sun)
Time: 6 - 6:45pm
Venue: Tsuen Wan Town Hall Foyer
Date: 31.7 (Wed)
Time: 5 - 5:45pm
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Foyer
Date: 04.8 (Sun)
Time: 11 - 11:45am
Venue: Eastern District Cultural Square Main Stage

Language In Cantonese
Duration 45mins
Remarks Free admission
Enquiries Festivals Office 2370 1044
Art Form Music Theatre
Music Theatre Primary to Secondary Schools (P.6 – F.3)
Date Mid-May to Mid-July 2019
Duration 45 mins
Lang/ Surtitles In Cantonese
Remarks These programmes are open to schools and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact the Festivals Office at 2370 1044 for enquiries and bookings.