Rooftop Productions • Songs of Innocence and Experience | Songs of Innocence and Experience Key Visual | Rooftop Productions • Hong Kong Theatre Company

Songs of Innocence and ExperienceIn a world losing its innocence, what does it mean to grow up?

University students are caught between innocence and experience; between respecting conventions and rejecting the old in favour of the new. 

Songs of Innocence and Experience was created by this group of young people, reflecting on their personal experiences growing up. Their intertextual work exists in relation to John Milton’s Paradise Lost; much in the same way as William Blake’s collection of illustrated poetry, Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

John Milton wrote Paradise Lost after the English Civil War, describing how a group of fallen angels lost the war in heaven, and mankind fell by eating the forbidden fruit of knowledge. This great and controversial work inspired countless later works. Can Milton’s story, along with our own experiences and reflections on growing up, help us to find a way to face ourselves, the present, and the future?

DirectorsMichelle Li, Ivor Houlker
Music DirectorIvor Houlker
ChoreographerLee On-sang
Collaborating ActorsChew Yu-yeung, Lee On-sang, Lo Man-chak, Mak Ho-tin, Caroline Chan, Cheung Cheuk-hang, Mok Kok-pong, Sin Lok-yan, Sum Cheuk-yiu, Lau Ka-ying, Chin Wing-kar, Sung Kwok-tung, Tsang Yuen-lam, Wu Lui-fung
Lighting DesignerBills Tin
Sound DesignerAllison Fong Tsz-ching
Set and Costume DesignerTracy Giu Yuen-man
Video DesignerFong Hiu-tan
Associate Set DesignerDominic Yau Man-tat
Graphic DesignerAlfie Leung
Promotion PhotographerIvor Houlker
Production ManagerDickson Chiang Tak-chun
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

In Cantonese and English, with Chinese and English surtitles.

This production contains coarse language; it is suitable for audiences aged 12 or above.

Tickets will be available on HK Ticketing from May 31







Monday, 20 June 2022 at 19:45
Tuesday, 21 June 2022 at 19:45
Wednesday, 22 June 2022 at 19:45
Thursday, 23 June 2022 at 19:45
Friday, 24 June 2022 at 19:45
Map, Hong Kong APA Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts, Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai,
Hong Kong APA Studio Theatre
The Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts, Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai