Programme Details

[Cancelled] We Are Gay

In view of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the resultant closures of venues across the city, and concerns for the health and safety of participating artists and audiences, the Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) has made the difficult decision to cancel the February and March performances of the 48th HKAF. All Young Friends (YFS) programmes and outreach activities within the above period, including in-school pre-performance workshops, will also be cancelled. Arrangements for YFS membership will be announced soon by email. For general enquiries, please email to



It was their best of times; it was their worst of times.

When the fresh-faced and irresistibly charming swim coach Sheng (Yau Hawk-sau) walked into the life of young, ambitious lawyer Philip (Lau Chun-him), they found in each other unlikely but steadfast partners. Now they've been asked to look after a flat in one of Hong Kong's most upscale housing developments, and things seem like they couldn't be better—until their neighbour Neil (Cheung Kam-ching), older and more successful, sidles his way into their relationship. Misunderstandings abound, suspicions fester, until a drug-related incident forces the three men to re-examine their values and contend with the temptations of love and lust, loyalty and ambition. Will they lose everything, or will they find their own paths to happiness?

Candace Chong, acclaimed playwright of The Wild Boar (2012 HKAF) and Murder in San José (2009 HKAF), has teamed up with director Tony Wong, winner of Best Director at the Hong Kong Drama Awards, for an extensive research and development process that has included interviews with a diverse cross-section of the local gay community. In this suspenseful tale of conflicting values between two generations of gay men, We Are Gay teases out the mysteries that underpin human relationships and that universal pursuit of happiness.

Commissioned and Produced by the Hong Kong Arts Festival

Performed in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
This production contains strong language, violent scenes, sex scenes and adult content
Recommended for ages 18 and above



Candace Chong

Tony Wong *

Main Cast
Cheung Kam-ching
Yau Hawk-sau
Lau Chun-him

Poon Chun-ho 
Bon Tong
Henry Chan
Lai Chai-ming #
Li Siu-tung

Allen Lam *

Set Designer
Yuen Hon-wai

Lighting Designer
Billy Chan

Costume Designer
Henry Lau

Music and Sound Designer
Labroe Lee

Production Manager
Bobo Chan

Photo credit

Michael CW Chiu

* With kind permission of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
# With kind permission of Theatre Horizon 



    18 / 2 / 2020  20:00




    16, 19 - 20, 23, 25 - 27 / 2 / 2020  20:00



    Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall