Postcolonial God of Food


Postcolonial God of Food is the first stage adaptation of the late Leung Ping-kwan's Postcolonial Affairs of Food and the Heart (2009). The book earned Leung, a veteran writer in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Biennial Award for Literature in 2011.

Composed of various chapters, the novel is built around a group of gourmands living in the east-meets-west style of Hong Kong during 1997 to 2010. The stage adaptation focuses on a post-1997 Hong Kong story retold. Directed by Chan Ping-chiu, the work is an epic-like tableaux of some of the most significant moments in Hong Kong before and after the handover.

A cast of eight performers plays different characters on stage, taking up also the presentational task of story-telling. Together they create a polyphonic choral work, an ode to the memories of Hong Kong; a contemporary epic.

It is nominated for Best Performance and Best Director, Hong Kong Theatre Awards 2015.

Date: 19-21/9/2014

Venue: Studio Theatre, Cultural Centre

Directed and Adapted by Chan Ping-chiu

photo: Cheung Chi-wai