Tai Kwun Theatre Season

Please, Continue (Hamlet) by Yan Duyvendak × Roger Bernat (Switzerland)

Please, Continue (Hamlet) by Yan Duyvendak × Roger Bernat (Switzerland)

“Tai Kwun Play” — Tai Kwun Theatre Season 2019

The Day I Fell Into A Book by Lewis Gibson (UK)

Happily Ever After Nuclear Explosion by Reframe Theatre (HK)

Tri Ka Tsai by Yuri Ng X Anna Lo X Rick Lau (HK)

Date & Time

26 Jul - 3 Aug, 2019 (26-27.07.2019) 7pm (English); (02-03.08.2019) 7pm (Cantonese)


JC Cube


$300 (Adults); $210 (Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, and people with disabilities and the minders; limited quotas)


Yan Duyvendak X Roger Bernat

Dreams Come True

©MagaliGirardin 2014

“The members of the jury find the defendant Hamlet…”

Recent history and Elizabethan drama overlap in a unique fusion of theatre and legal trial. Real-life barristers, a judge, other legal professionals and a “jury” formed by the audience will take part in a “trial” of Hamlet for the murder of Polonius. The unscripted and interactive play by Roger Bernat and Yan Duyvendak awakens the audience’s sense of ethics, drawing them to realise how difficult it is to judge someone and giving them insight into how justice is administered.

Production Team
Creation: Yan Duyvendak & Roger Bernat
Scenography in collaboration with: Sylvie Kleiber
Graphic design: Marie-Klara Gonzalez; Nicolas Robel B.ü.l.b Grafix
Management: Marine Magnin
International development: Judith Martin – Ligne Directe
Communication and production: Charlotte Terrapon
Technical: Eric Mutel
Chan Tai Yin (Hamlet)
Onnie Chan (Ophelia)
Jo Ngai (Gertrude)
With local legal practitioners

Production : Dreams Come True, Genève
Coproduction: le Phénix scène nationale Valenciennes; Huis a/d Werf, Utrecht; Théâtre du GRÜ, Genève; Le Nouveau théâtre de Montreuil – centre dramatique national
Résidencies: Montévidéo, Marseille; Le Carré/Les Colonnes, Scène conventionnée, Saint-Médard-en-Jalles/Blanquefort
With the financial support of: City of Geneva; République et canton de Genève; Pro Helvetia Fondation suisse pour la culture; Migros pour-cent culturel; La Loterie Romande; Ministerio de Cultura-INAEM, Mécènes du sud, Marseille; Le Nouveau théâtre de Montreuil – centre dramatique national; CORODIS


  • With English and Cantonese Versions
  • With no surtitles
  • Recommended for ages 12 and above
  • Performance duration: Approx. 3.5 hours

Tickets | $300 (Standard Ticket); $210 (Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, and people with disabilities and the minders; limited quotas)

Discounts (Only applicable to standard tickets)

  1. 15% off for each purchase of 4 different programmes of Tai Kwun Theatre Season; 10% off for each purchase of 3 different programmes; 5% off for each purchase of 2 different programmes
  2. 15% off for each purchase of 4 standard tickets of the same programme of Tai Kwun Theatre Season; 10% off for each purchase of 3 standard tickets

Yan Duyvendak © Isabelle Meister

Yan Duyvendak

Born in Holland, currently living in Geneva and Marseille. Trained at the École supérieure d’art visuel de Genève, he has been creating performances since 1995. His productions are regularly presented at leading European cultural institutions and events. His works have by now become part of numerous public and private collections. Yan Duyvendak is a three-time recipient of the “Swiss Art Award” (2002, 2003, 2004). Further prizes include the “Namics Kunstpreis für Neue Medien” (2004) and the “Network Kulturpreis” (2006). In 2010 he received the most prestigious Swiss award for contemporary art, the “Meret Oppenheim Preis”. He has been chosen as artist in residence on several occasions, taking him to Paris (Cité des Arts), Berlin (Atelier Schönhauser) and Cairo (Swiss Artistic Studio, Pro Helvetia). For the years 2012 to 2014 – renew for the years 2015 to 2017, Compagnie Yan Duyvendak has received financial backing on the basis of a joint support agreement between the City and Canton of Geneva and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. Recently, he was awarded the Hans Reinhart Ring (Swiss Grand Award for Theatre) 2019, which is the most prestigious theatre award in Switzerland.


Roger Bernat © Blenda 2012

Roger Bernat

Studies in stage direction and dramaturgy at the Institut de Teatre (Barcelona). On graduating, he was awarded the “Premio extraordinario 1996”. Between 1998 and 2001, along with Tomàs Aragay, he founded and led General Elèctrica, a centre for the creation of dance and theatre in Barcelona. Several of his pieces have won the Catalonian Critics’ Prize. In 2008, he began to create concepts in which the auditorium becomes part of the stage and the spectators are involved in the play. They are asked to follow instructions or become accomplices of the actors, to participate in a physical sense. Plays of this kind include Domini Públic (2008), Pura coincidència (2009), Le sacre du printemps (2010) or Pendiente de voto (2012). His projects have been presented in not less than 20 countries around the world.


Legal Teams and Verdicts

26.07.2019 27.07.2019 02.08.2019 03.08.2019
Verdict: Acquitted of murder Verdict: Acquitted of murder Verdict: Acquitted of murder Verdict: Convicted of murder, sentenced for life imprisonment
Judge Mr. Gerard McCoy SC Mr. Peter Duncan SC Mr. David Ma Mr. Tony Li
Prosecution Counsel Mr. Robert Pang SC
Mr. Joshua S Kanjanapas Wong
Mr. James McGowan
Mr. Sam Chow
Mr. Francis Cheng
Mr. Vincent Kee
Mr. Marco Li
Ms. Holly Cheng
Defence Counsel Mr. Edwin Choy SC
Ms. Katy Chung
Mr. Jose Maurellet SC
Ms. Angel Wong
Mr. Randy Shek
Mr. Jason Law
Mr. Albert Luk
Mr. Dixon Tse
Court Clerk Mr. Dixon Tse Mr. Acorn Lau
Mr. Ernie Tung
Ms. Holly Cheng Ms. Angel Wong