2018.8.13 - 8.18   15:20pm
2018.8.20 - 8.26   15:20pm

£10 (Standard), £8 (Concessions)
£32 (Family)


Paradise in Augustines, Sanctuary

41 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL Edinburgh, UK


+852 5401 6768 (Theatre Horizon, HK)

Performance Elements 
Touring Repertoire  Theatre  Physical  Live Music Mask  Story-telling  Xiqu

English with occasional Cantonese, Putonghua and Hakka

Number of Performers
Actors  4 male 3 female
Musicians  2 

Minimum Stage Dimension
7.5m x 5m

Theatre Horizon's presentation at  the Edinburgh Festival Fringe


A mythical merman tribe in ancient Hong Kong, the Lu-tings is oppressed by another dominant culture. They learn the language of this culture and end up revolting against them. This is a touching story told in a theatre style encompassing dance, masks, live music and poetry, ‘reminding the audience of their own heritage.’ (The VileArts)

Theatre Horizon's creation of Lu-ting the Merman premiered in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2014. The company returned to Edfringe with a revised version in 2018 and won a 5-star review by the highly regarded review magazine, The List.


The List |  Stunning evocation of oppressed innocence / Gareth K. Vile 2014.8.19
// Telling the mythical story of a merman tribe, Theatre Horizon's charming yet emotive production is an elegant evocation of the nature of colonial oppression.… playful and polite, emotional grueling and compassionate. //

Media Coverage  

The Culturist | 香港身份@愛丁堡國際藝穗節 失望不消極 絕處可逢生?【文化者‧現場】/ 小琳 2018.9.10

Review (2014)  

The Vile Blog | The Lu-tings / Gareth Vile
// The story is told clearly and with passion, a charming introduction to a style of theatre that is equal parts poetry and dance: the political subtext is present but is never allowed to overwhelm the immediacy of the plot.//

See Also

The Lu-tings (Hong Kong Version)

Creative & Production Team

   Wong Kwok-kui
Director  Chan Chu-hei
Composer   Chan Wai-fat
Choreographer,  Musician & Producer  Julia Mok
Mask Designer  Chen Ying-ching
Costume Design  
The Director & the cast
Lighting Designer, Musician
Fung Kwok-kee

The Cast  Lai Chai-ming,
Chiu Chin-hei, Ko Ki-yan,
Chan Wing-shuen, Willis Wong, Jumbo Lam, Kwok Siu-kit

Deputy Stage Manager  Judy Cheng*
Assistant Producer   Keness Ling#

*Supported by HKADC under the Arts Production Internship Scheme.
#Supported by HKADC under the Arts Administrative Internship Scheme.


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