IAC Adds More Performances of Two Musicals for August

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IAC Adds More Performances of 'The Enchanted Bookshop Musical,' 'Grave of the Fireflies' for August

The International Arts Carnival (IAC) will include an additional performance each of "The Enchanted Bookshop Musical" and the "Grave of the Fireflies" musical this August. The programmes are organised by the Hong Kong government's Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD).

According to a government press release on Monday, it was the public's overwhelming response that pushed the ICA to hold an additional night of performance for both musicals, which are in Cantonese.

"The Enchanted Bookshop Musical" by Hong Kong 3 Arts Musical Insititute will be held on Aug. 7 at 7:30 PM at the Hong Kong Cilty Hall Theatre. Meanwhile, "Grave of the Fireflies” by Theatre Space will be held on Aug. 14 at the Sheung Wan Civic Centre Theatre. Tickets for both shows range from HK$140 to HK$280 and are available on URBTIX.

"The Enchanted Bookshop Musical" centers on a town's bookshop that transforms at nighttime and wherein fairytale characters come to life. "Grave of the Fireflies" musical is Theatre Space's adaptation of Akiyuki Nosaka's heart wrenching semi-autobiographical short story and follows the journey of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko during World War II.

The IAC will run from July 8 to Aug. 14.

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