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A theatrical adaptation of a Jostein Gaarder (Sophies World) book with its version of Gaarders magical and inspiring story The Solitaire Mystery,

it tells the story of twelve-year-old Hans and his father on a journey to Greece in search of the boy's mother when a series of unusual incidents occurs: a dwarf gives Hans a magnifying glass; a baker gives him a bun containing a miniature book that tells the story of a sailor shipwrecked on a deserted island; a pack of playing cards seem to have a life of their own; and what of the Joker who looks too deeply and too much? With the charm, magical qualities and dramatic tension of Gaarder's story and the unique story-telling skills and visual imagery of Theatre du Pif, The Solitaire Mystery comes alive in an exuberant stage production.


"actors rich in imagination...the ensemble performance created a wonderful world between illusion and reality.
Fa Lam, Tai Kung Pao, Dec 2000


Nov 2002

Hong Kong City Hall, Theatre



Stella Kao


Stella Kao, Bonni Chan


Sean Curran, Bonni Chan


Yasmin Li

Set Designer

Ricky Chan

Assistant Set Designer

Cathy Siu

Costume Designer

Cheng Man-wing

Lighting Designer

Gabriel Fung Kwok-kee

Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department

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