Contemporary theatre at CCM
Time travelling with local director

Date of publication: 21/10/2021
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The Macao Cultural Centre, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau presents Before the Coffee Gets Cold, an awarded theatrical play brought to the Small Auditorium by a home-grown cast in three shows scheduled for 5-7 November (Friday to Sunday).

On his return to CCM, Harry Ng is directing a newly commissioned work taking the audience on a journey to a little hidden Tokyo café. There, for more than a hundred years, its customers have been offered a chance of going back in time. All they need is a freshly brewed cup of coffee, and picking the right spot to sit. Originally written by Toshikazu Kawaguchi and premiered in 2010, this Japanese play won the 10th Suginami Drama Festival. Adapted into a bestseller novel in 2015 and made into a movie three years later, the piece takes a peek into the lives of four people, each one with a very personal reason to travel to the past. Supervised by the Japanese playwright himself, Harry’s version is staged in Cantonese by a strong local cast, including young actresses Flora Ho and Bernis Wong, besides experienced thespians like Kate Leong, Wong Pak Hou and Tabitha Lou, all specially picked to take the audience on a meditation on life’s regrets, reencounters and last chances.

Complementing this production, CCM will be hosting post-performance talks after each show, sharing insights with the audience on both the play and its author.

Before the Coffee Gest Cold will be staged on 5-7 November (Friday to Sunday) at CCM’s Small Auditorium. Tickets will be on sale from October 22 (Friday) at Macao Cultural Centre’s box office and Macao Ticketing Network outlets, subject to various discounts. The Centre will keep following anti-epidemic guidelines issued by the health authorities with appropriate measures, requesting patrons to wear face masks, undergo body temperature checks and present a valid Health Code. For further information please visit or call (853) 2870 0699.