A POEM IN JAIL   7-16MAY 2021


I’m not waiting for you.

In prison, time is at once transitory and eternal….resurfacing as memories for the future. In the 1980s, two women were imprisoned in Victoria Prison, where they experienced an unexpected romance in confinement. Their growing affections for each other were interrupted as one was released while the other wrote a love poem of longing on her bed board. When released from prison, she discovered that her lover had already married. She suppressed her mishmash of feelings and started a family as well. Approaching 1997, she did not want to live in a bigger prison. The decision to immigrate prompted a final rendezvous and conversation in which deep feelings were cast aside but never forgotten. Inspired by a bed board with a love poem found in a women’s prison, this groundbreaking immersive production features artists across disciplines, including Pat To Yan (theatre), Kingsley Ng (media installation), Adrian Yeung (video artist), Jass Leung (dramaturg) and Chow Yiu Fai (lyric artist). The immersive theatre will be remade in Tai Kwun, as lyrics, sounds, images and theatrical performances are interwoven, leading the audience to tread a path that explores Central then and now.


*Concept of the show title by〈黑房〉, Chow Yiu Fai

Creative Team

Playwright and Director: Yan Pat To^
Cast: Ceci Chan – Ho Lim Chu
Ng Fung Ming – Lai Wai Ling, Mandy
Se Wei – Ho Lim Chu (young girl)
Cheung Tik Ki – Lai Wai Ling, Mandy (young girl)
Leung Tin Chak – Wing Kok Kau
Leung Ho Pong – Kwok Chun Pong
Singer: Ng Fung Ming

Video Camera Team: Chan Sing Yan, Chim Man Lung
Project Curator: Felix Chan
Dramaturg: Jass Leung
Media installation: Kingsley Ng
Lyric Artist: Chow Yiu Fai
Setting Designer: Yuen Hon Wai
Video designer: Adrian Yeung
Lighting Designer: Vanessa Lee
Sound Designer: Ak Kan
Costume Designer: Lau Hok Shing
Production Manager: Lee Tsan Yung
Administration Coordinator: Tsoi Sin Yi
Make-up Stylist: Wing Tin
Crew: Kathryn Lai, Choi Sai Ying, Chu Ka Ming

^ With the kind permission of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Curated by Reframe Theatre and Felixism Creation

Acknowledgement: Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, Times Hair & Workshop

*Concept of the show title by〈黑房〉, Chow Yiu Fai

a Concise 


of future 



The first ethnic Chinese play selected by

Berliner Festspoele Theatertreffen Stückemarkt 2016

The main theatre performance in New Vision Festival 2016, Hong Kong

The script is published now! 




The first ethnic Chinese play has been selected by 
Berliner Festspoele Theatertreffen Stückemarkt (2016)

How to present the love life of Hong Kong people to Aliens in the time of Pandemic

Online live-streaming performance
APR - MAY 2020
Pat To YAN (Artistic Director)