ThreeWoods Playwright X Coelacanth - Wither On the Vine (Based and Adapted from True Story)



 The Typewriter  


“ThreeWoods Playwright‘s production of Wither on the Vine, a piece on looking at the people in Guangzhou, China, back in 1950s during the Land Reform period, is probably the best environmental heritage theatre I have ever seen in Hong Kong.” (Wither On The Vine, Hong Kong 2016 Nov-Dec)





An abandoned village, a bunch of villager; 
a weird dream, a forgotten history; things are as usual. 

“Vine wrapped around the tree, the tree wrapped around the rattan; Vine tied dead tree until death, dead vine can’t leave alive tree since.” 
A Hakka folk song sings no deadly romantic love story; 
but the threnody entangled between Country, City, and People. 


  Performance Details


19-20/11/2016, 26-27/11/2016(Sat & Sun) 4PM


3-4/12/2016, 10-11/12/2016(Sat & Sun) 4PM



Tai Lam Interchange Tunnel Farm




How to Reach:

West Rail Kam Sheung Road Station Exit C, Take MiniVan 78 or Bus 251(Direction: Tai Lam Tunnel Bus Interchange , take off at Interchange station under the Bridge and keep walking for 5mins)


Get on any bus and take off at Tai Lam Tunnel Bus Interchange and take the side walk and keep the left lane for 5mins)  


Ticket Price

Adult $150/ *$80 (*Handicapped/Full-time Students/ Senior Citizen Aged 60 or Above) 




※ Early Bird Discount Tickets - Reserve your tickets before 3rd October,

you can get your ticket for $120 each! (apply on full price ticket only)  

Don't miss your chance!

For customers in TC2 Café‧Workshop, the discount ticket will be

$120 (original price $150). All you need to do is presenting the receipt,

and discount is yours!  


Vegetarian Dinner:

The vegetarian dinner is only designed for the audience, and will be served right after the show.


The cost of the dinner is HKD100. Please order your dinner by the Wednesday of the show week, say if you are watching on Nov 19th/20th, please place your order and pay by Nov 16th and so on. Thank you! 


Dinner Reservation:

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※ All the vegetable comes from the organic farm of the venue, and only pre-order is accepted for our easy arrangement.



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  Production Team

Script/Concept/Director Cathy SK Lam
Music Director
Angel SY Chan
Executive Producer/Ticketing
Mary Cheng
Guest Performer (Video) Andy NG
Performer (in alphabetical order)   Angel SY Chan  David Chan  Matthew Lai  Katherine Leung  Kennis Tseng  Kasen Tsui  SinTung Yung  Toby Yung
Movement Coach Mimi Lo
Video Design Tom Cheung
Costume Design & Styling Stya Yuen
Make Up & Styling Ellen Tam
Graphic Design Dai C
Illustrator Chiki
Photography Joey Kwok@Joey Kwok Photographer
Marketing Officer Kennis Tsang
Assistant Stage Manager Kyle Ng Dominic Chan

※ The programme lasts for approximately 100 minutes without intermission.

※ Performance in Cantonese, few Hakka, Fujian and Haifeng dialects.

※ Audience are required to walk around the venue while performance, so comfortable clothing and shoes are strongly suggested.



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Special Thanks to

Mr DK Yeung

Mr Chau

Tai Lam Interchange Tunnel Farm



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Director’s Word






Creative Team


Cathy SK Lam (Artistic Director)

Cathy SK Lam (Three Woods) is the Artistic Director and the founder of ThreeWoods Playwright. 

She received MSc in Social Research Method (Philosophy) from the London School of Economics and BA Hons (Magna Cum Laude) in Political Science and Analytical research from the University of California. She studied voice and acting class in Pasadena City College with Anita Adcock and Whitney Rydbeck. During her studies, she joined the backstage of school's show case "King Lear" and " Hotel Paradiso".

After she graduated, she joined Horizon Theatre Studio and received acting training there. She became the company manager of Theatre Horizon and appointed as the Executive Manager in Theatre Horizon Company Limited during 2008-2011. During her time in Theatre Horizon, she has been performed and produced in numbers of production of Theatre Horizon included "The City's Tiger Moth ", "Writing Winds Writing Waves", "Who Beat The Roaches In My House?"(Starring), "Mysterous!The Snow White's Backstage"(Starring), "Rose and Rosa", "Hey God, Did You Drop Something?!"(Starring), "Can't Play Won't Play" By Dario Fo(Translator & Starring)、"Winds Of Change" (The Chorus Leader)、"I AM HAPPY"(One Man Show)、"The Leftover"(Playwright & Executive Director), "French Kiss" (Awarded as one of the most popular production in the 21st Hong Kong Drama Award)、School Touring"Super Politeman: Happy School"(Playwright & Starring), "The Broken Window" , cooperated with The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong(Playwright).

Besides Theatre Horizon, she has also worked with other company, such as Syan Production "The Anonymous" (Producer and Actress), and Dramatic Activity "Three Of Us" (Playwright and Director). As a christian, she also created gospel play "Merry Christmas! Or Not?" and "The Reborn?"

In 2011, she has received funding from Hong Kong Arts Development Council under the Emerging Artists Project Grant, she established ThreeWoods Playwright in the same year, created and produced "Revelation Of Love" , "Every Little Thing", "Bon Voyage" , " "Shi Yī" 
and "The Curious Incident of A Little Girl (Hong Kong & Guilin Version)" (Collaboration with Ma Chai Sand Art), "Solitaire"  (Collaboration with TwoMouthRice) , "The Immigration Lottery" (Premiere in Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014, 2015 Hong Kong Umbrella Festival & 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival) , "The Height" (Charity Production Commissioned by REN Coaching Research Institute) and "All About Ruby", “Coffee.Sand.Theater” (The 100th Cohort of City and Guilds Barista Course Celebrating Activity).

She is currently acting and public speaking instructor coaching in both elementary schools, secondary schools, college and NGOs. She also engaged in advertising script writing and appearing in government propaganda. Cooperation includes the Hospital Authority, Burger King, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, Life Leading Association and Chu Hai College.

She also started blogging in 2013, and her article could be found in, and 

She is currently working on her first culinary book "Grandma and The Theatrical Home Cook".


腔棘 Coelacanth


Coelacanth is a street ethic music group which perform music with didgeridoo, cajon, jaw harp, etc.

The name Coelacanth is inspired by an ancient order of fish, coelacanth.

According to Theory of Evolution, coelacanth is the first species that landed and evolved into reptiles and Amphibians.

The coelacanth was once known only from its fossils and so was thought to have gone extinct at least 65 million years ago until a recently-dead specimen was discovered by South African fishermen in 1938.

The nature of Coelacanth and the fish is similar. The ethic music we love is considered obscure and absent, but in reality there are still some people performing it.

And we hope our music can drive evolution as coelacanth did, gaining true happiness from inside.


梵谷 Andy Ng


Ng gained diverse theatre training ranging from Asian traditional theatrical forms to Western contemporary skills. Such background provides him the ability and adaptability to work with conventional, physical and experimental styles of creative works. He also involved in a lot of multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural projects, performing or giving acting workshops in different cities such as Taipei, Tokyo, Seoul, London and Berlin. Ng was a full time Lecturer in Drama School, HK Academy for performing Arts during 2010-2013. He was a founder of Acting Research Center (Hong Kong), where he focused on the action research into performing techniques, aesthetic, synthesis, application and to develop a "Psycho-physical acting training" system for acting teaching.

Angel SY Chan (Company Manager)

Graduated from the School of Drama of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) with Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama (Honours), majoring in Acting; “Drama-In-Education techniques for Drama tutors” by the School and Chung Ying Theatre Company; “Certificate in East/West Theatre Studies” by the University of Hong Kong SPACE. During her study, she received Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarship, Ben & Benson Company Ltd Scholarships and The Hongkong Bank Foundation Hong Kong – Mainland Exchange Scholarships, and visited Sichuan and Tokyo.

After graduated from HKAPA, Angel has continued acting and physical training in PIP School, Philippe Gaulier Master class and Horizon Theatre Studio Ltd after graduated. Whereas, she joined Theatre Horizon in 2007, and as Education & Outreaching Manager in 2010-12, which produced and performed various school touring productions: ”Searching for the Happiness Ville” (Drug Abuse), “Super Politeman: Happy School” (School category), “Super Politeman: Happy to Begin” (Social & Library categories), “The Broken Window” (Collaboration with The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong).

Recent theatre performances: The 10th Chinese Drama Festival ─ Piece by Piece “Will you please be quiet, please?”; ThreeWoods Playwright “All about Ruby”, “The Immigration Lottery” (Participated in Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014, Umbrella Festival 2015 & Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016), “The Height” (Charity Production Commissioned by REN Coaching Research Institute), “Shi Yī “, “Bon Voyage”, “Every Little Thing”, “Revelation of Love”, “The Reborn?” (Gospel play), “The Curious Incident of a Little Girl”(Hong Kong & Guilin Version) (Collaboration with Ma Chai Sand Art), and as Producer in《寂。Solitaire》 (Collaboration with TwoMouthRice). Hong Kong Repertory Theatre “Boundless Movement” (First & Re-run & Guangzhou), “Caligula” and the Pre-show; Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education “Five Children and It”, “What time is it, Uncle Fox?”, “Princess Ice-Lolly”, “The Frog Groom”,  “The Boy becomes Rabbit Mama”, “The Goose of Pipi”, “Muddlehead Tiger” (Collaboration with Sun Sun Arts Troupe) and participated the 3rd National Puppet & Shadow Competition of Golden Lion Prize (Mandarin version); Theatre Horizon “The Leftout”, “Winds of Change”, “Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!”, “Defiance” (First & Re-run); Spring-Time Experimental Theatre “Hello Hong Kong” (Musical), “The House of 72 Tenants” (First & Re-run); Prospects Theatre: Playwright Scheme X “Preservation/ Are you a doctor?”, Playwright Scheme VI “Solitary map”; Methodist Evangelistic Ministry “Looking for Ideal once again” and “Selling LOVE”; Make Friends with Puppet “The Little Snowman & Sunflower”, etc. For school touring: Sun Sun Arts Troupe “Chinese shadow Phantom” (Shadow Puppet); Theatre Ensemble “Save the Dolphins”; Exploration Theatre “Sit out ideas”. Besides, she also appeared in commercials and government propaganda: Narcotics Division, Hospital Authority, promotion of West Kowloon Cultural District, Burger King, etc.

Angel is also an experienced acting coaching, cooperation included “Drama in Pre-primary Education: Funful Learning Project” and the research project “A School, Theatre and University Partnership in Integrating Drama into Preschool Curriculum”, which launch by Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, so as to assist the development of drama curriculum in early childhood at schools. Moreover, she has co-operated with St. James’ Settlement Continued Education Centre and write the drama programme “Be the Master of your Emotion ─ Pre-school Drama (Emotional) Education Programme” and coaching in both pre-school and teachers’ drama workshops.

In 2011, Angel joined ThreeWoods Playwright and working as the Company Manager. In 2012, she has received funding from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council under the Emerging Artists Project Grant, she established Syan Production, created and produced “The Anonymous”. [Director, Playwright and Actress]

She is currently working as an Actress, Theatre Arts and Education Coach, and Adjudicator of the Hong Kong School Drama Festival.



Currently a freelance actor, have been performed in various production included Hong Kong Theatre Works "Twelfth Night", Cinematic Theatre "The Reminiscences",Theatre Space "Czechmate",105 Drama Society "In A Bamboo Grove", Theatre Strawberry "The Tempest", Alice Theatre Laboratory "The Poem Of Taboos" and"Theatre Experiment On Samuel Beckett And Minimalism(Showcase Performance, Catastrophe)".


Matthew Lai


Matthew has been passionated about Performing Arts since he was young. He had been involved in different theatre production including I Love You Boyz Theatre ”歡樂粒宵”, Bravo Theatre ”Bitter Sweet”, Alumni On Stage ”人民英雄”, Legend Infinity ”Right Here Waiting”(3rd and 4th run), ”A Step For A Life” and ”What A Dream Wedding”, 0923+Theatre ”Live.Love”, Threewoods Playwright ” Shi Yī”、Think Big Theatre ”The Maze Of Fate”, Gear Attic “Alice In Wonderland”, etc.

Matthew is currently a freelance actor and dancer. Recently, he started working in advertising and film industry as well, movie that he could be seem including ”Ten Years”, Epictudio Theatre ”喼殺”, SC Storage World Cup (ads) and mini-movie ”No Rest For Restrooms”.

梁祺鈞 Katherine Leung


Katherine has experience in both drama and dance industry. She started her career as art administrator since 2014 with DanceArt, and is currently working in Actors’ Family. She helped to organise dance and musical performances from indoor to site-specific, including a two-week dance festival “Flowing White Box Dance series”, site-specific contemporary dance performances such as “Gengyi Ji Dance Performance” at Stanley Waterfront Promenade and “CroXXing” in swimming pool. She also help to bring productions for local and offshore audience, such as 2015 & 2016 Community Cultural Ambassador Scheme touring in different districts, “Gengyi Ji/Blind Date” to Xinjiang International Folk Dance Festival and “Love Story of Sam and Sally” to Macau, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.

Meanwhile, Katherine works closely with Threewoods Playwright in backstage that she has been a stage manager in “Immigration Lottery” (Adelaide Fringe 2016), deputy stage manager in “All About Ruby”; assistant stage manager in “Immigration Lottery” (Edinburgh Fringe 2014) and “寂。Solitaire”.

曾圓圓 Kennis Tsang


Kennis was graduated from CUHK with a major in Cultural Studies. She has been participating in various theatre productions since she was a little girl. Her recent theatre credits include: A Sleepy City(China Theatre), Circling Fate (Crush Theatre), ShamShuiPo Lear (Prospects Theatre), Ocean Deep (Hong Kong Theatre Works) and Water Margin (Hong Kong Theatre Works).

巢嘉倫 Ka Lun Chau


2014年畢業於香港演藝學院戲劇學院,獲頒藝術學士(榮譽)學位,主修表演。校內演出包括《馴悍記》、《馴悍記》(跨學院製作)、《天邊外》、《造謠學堂》、《彷彿在沙丘上跳舞》、《The-N》創意週、《羊泉鄉》、《終成眷屬》、《戀戀仲夏》,分別憑《馴悍記》及《彷彿在沙丘上跳舞》兩度獲頒傑出演員獎;並獲得「Chair of School of Drama獎學金」、「鍾景輝萬寶龍藝術大獎獎學金」、「匯豐銀行慈善基金—香港與內地學生交流獎學金」。






過往演出包括劇場脈搏《牛》、香港話劇團《太平山之疫》、天邊外劇場《Seek and Hide》、中英劇團《少林》、《孤星淚》、香港原創《Ass Juice Maker》。









翁善彤 Yung Sin Tung


Currently a senior student majoring in Journalism and Communications at Chu Hai College of Higher Education.

Recently she has been actively involved in different theatre production including annual performance of Chu Hai Drama Society “TRUTH” and “ERROR”, Walk With Drama original musical “The Key”.

杜勇 Toby Yung


Majored in Journalism, Yung has also received different theatre training under Tang ShuWing Theatre Studio, Alice Theatre Laboratory, West Kowloon international workshop festival, etc. Is currently a freelance performing artist.

Founder of drama society in Chu Hai College, produced “Truth” in 2014. During the year of his leadership, the team won the first prize and best script of “Anti gabbling drama competition” held by Live theatre and earned opportunity to collaborate with RTHK.

Recent performance included, "Titus 2.0" (Graduation Showcase of Tang Shu Wing Physical Theatre Training Programme, University Touring and Guest Performance in HKADC Award Ceremony); ThreeWoods Playright “寂。Solitaire” and “Shi Yī”; OST Theatre “Secret Angel”; Live Theatre “If we didn’t start like this”.

Also a freelance event singer, who is very actively singing in different occasion like wedding and party. 

 Cathy Lam




  Andy Ng  


  Angel SY Chan  


  Chan Tak Wing  


  Matthew Lai  


  Katherine Leung  


  Kennis Tsang  


  Kasen Tsui  


  Yung Sin Tung  


  Toby Yung  




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About us

We believe that theater and society are closely related. We hunger and seek for the new thinking through different approach of text, we question and explore the present world through the play, we hope and search the way to a be a better man through the reflection between theater and the audience.



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