Closed– Giveaway! Tickets to The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. (Hong Kong only)

Giveaway Closed!  Congratulations to Juliana Morgan for winning!

How exciting is this?!  My first GIVEAWAY, 4 tickets to see ABA’s production of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED, running 19-24 September at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Now before you say, “Shakespeare?!  For Kids?!” let’s just read some of the show reviews,



So that’s sounding promising, and as it’s the complete works, 37 plays in 97 minutes, it’s bound to be fast-paced.  Plus, then there is the opportunity to prep your kids before the show, because it’s bound to be funnier when you know the general plot of each tale, and who doesn’t love some quality bedtime reading and snuggles with your kids?

Now my son Oliver is only 8-years old, but he is already well versed in Shakespeare.  Sounds a bit funny right?  I don’t remember reading Shakespeare until Middle School, but we have some lovely books by one of our favourite publishers, Usborne Books, that make it easy to introduce young readers to these Classic Tales.  I actually saw the advertisement for ABA’s production before they reached out to me, and knew we were going to take Oliver, so I was super excited when they approached me.

So back to the show prep: Usborne’s “Stories from Shakespeare” is a gorgeous hard, cloth-bound book for your family to treasure.  We’ve had ours for a few years now, and re-read it at least once a year.  It contains 12 of Shakespeare’s most famous tales, retold for young readers (i.e. no Olde English!), and beautifully illustrated, plus the back of the book features story summaries, main character lists, famous quotes of each tale, and a history of William Shakespeare and his writings.  Honestly, Oliver will choose the book sometimes for his own self-directed reading, it’s that good (plus he loves the gory stuff like Macbeth, Julius Caesar!).

The next book is a lift-the-flap book called, “See inside The World of Shakespeare,” that I found locally here in Hong Kong at Artistic Studios and it is a fun complement to the “Stories from Shakespeare.”  With over 70 flaps, and lively illustrations, the world of Shakespeare comes to life for kids.  We learn about his life, London in the early 1590s, how the Globe theatre works, performing for royalty, and of course summaries of his works, tragedies, comedies, and histories.

We’ve gotten our Shakespeare books out again and are brushing up on the characters and plots again, very excited to see ABA’s show in a few weeks.  If you’d like a chance to win 4 tickets all you have to do is head over to my Instagram account, or Facebook Account and follow me, and then like ABA Productions on Facebook, or if you already follow them, leave a comment below with your favourite Shakespeare tale.  Winner chosen Friday 15 September.

If you don’t win, head to or call 31 288 288 to get your tickets.  Thanks to ABA Productions for sponsoring this giveaway!

*Reserve A, B & C 8pm Tuesday Sept 19th, Wednesday Sept 20th & Thursday Sept 21st and 7pm Sunday Sept 24th, for other show times you can quote ABA17 to save 10%!

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  1. Juliana Morgan
    September 7, 2017 / 5:40 am

    My children and I all love Shakespeare. We have loved the stories of a twelfth night and midsummers night dream. Our favorite character is Nick Bottom.

    • marneys
      September 21, 2017 / 12:11 am

      Yay! You’ve won the tickets!

  2. Lynda Stratford
    September 7, 2017 / 6:13 am

    I do follow both of you already! Lucky me! Viola from Twelfth Night.

  3. Juliana Morgan
    September 7, 2017 / 8:07 am

    we love Nick Bottom, always gives the kids a good chuckle (midsummer night dream)

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