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2018 The Message

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Performance Times

26 September 2018 (Wednesday)   7:00pm
27 September 2018 (Thursday)      7:00pm
28 September 2018 (Friday)          7:00pm
29 September 2018 (Saturday)      2:00pm
29 September 2018 (Saturday)      7:00pm

Performance Venue

Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theater
1-25 Harbour Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Getting there


*All performances will be presented in Mandarin, with English subtitles.

*A strict lock out period applies at the commencement of each Act. Patrons arriving late will not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. 

*Cathay recommends performances are suitable for ages 15+.

About The Message

In our 15th anniversary of Cathay, We are bringing a new Chinese contemporary production -- The Message.  
The play was adapted from Mai Jia's 2007 novel, The Message (Chinese: 风声; pinyin: Fēngshēng); Later into an famous chinese espionage thriller in 2009.

1941, Hangzhou China, following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief Koebara gathers a group of suspects in a mansion house for questioning. A tense game of "cat and mouse" ensues as the Chinese espionage agent attempts to send out a crucial message for the safety of the City's undercover network while protecting his/her own identity.


Please read the following Terms and Conditions before your purchase:

  • - No exchange or refund for personal reasons, such as 'change of mind' or 'unable to attend';
  • - All rights reserved by Cathay Playhouse.

Ticket Price

Standard Seating     $35
VIP Seating             $40

Where to Buy

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Ticket Outlets
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Ticketing Contacts

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2015 seating


Gordon GUO Zi-Qing as Ryukawa Hihara

WANG Hong-Peng as JIN Sheng-Huo

Denise YE Wei-Dan as LI Ning-Yu

Melissa LI Ya-Jing as GU Xiao-Meng

Josh CUI Zheng Yi as BAI Xiao-Nian

Zeno KONG Zhe as WU Zhi-Guo

Hannah JIANG Ruo-Han as Narrator

Stanley LI Song-Tao as LAO Bie

PENG Duo as Guard A

Christine SHEN Bo as Guard B

Ian NIE Yu-Yan as Spy A

Chris LYU Bo-Chen as Spy B

TIAN Ya-Mu as Woman who bought smoke

For more information on cast, please visit: Our People> Artistic Department


Director                          WANG Hui-Li

Playwright                      MAI Jia | WANG Hui-Li

Artistic Director               Eugenia le Clercq

Executive Producer         Chris LYU Bo-Chen

Production Manager        Zoe LI Zhi-Ying


Original Sound & Music                           Leo FANG Lue

Head of Styling                                      Tracy ZHAO Xin-Yang

Make-up Director                                   Livia SHI Lei

Lighting Assistant                                  Candy LIANG Yin

Props | Admin Assistant                         Lavinia MING Jie-Qi

Props Assistant                                     Vivian WANG Chen-Ou

Subtitle Translator | Editor                      Ian NIE Yu-Yan

Script Clerk | Stage Manager Assistant     Pluto WANG Bao-Xin

Styling Assistant                                     Jainy ZHANG Jia-Qi

Styling Assistant                                     Haney SONG Han-Ni

Styling Assistant | Foyer Coordinator         Tom CHIU Yi-Wei

Sound Effect Assistant                             Queenie QIU Yu-Qian

Make-up Artist                                       Emily Chen Dan-Ling

Make-up Artist                                       Yuki ZHANG Yu

Make-up Artist                                       Sharon CAI Zhi-Cheng

Make-up Artist                                       Leah HOU Shuang-Xin

Make-up Artist                                       Lyra ZHU Wei-Kun

Make-up Artist                                       ZHOU Tian-Bo

Make-up Artist                                       YANG Xiao-Juan

Make-up Artist                                       SUN Yan

Make-up Artist                                       Kathy XUE Ying


Production | Design Advisor                         Gordon GUO Zi-Qing
Head of Finance | Stage Manager Advisor      Michelle REN Wan-Jing

Public Relationship Coordinator                     Joanna ZHANG Bin

Ticketing                                                    TIAN Ya-Mu

Ticketing                                                    Daisy DOU Meng-Meng

Front House Executive                                 Leah CHEN Wan

Front House Executive                                 Vito HE

Front House Executive                                 Sally HUANG Yu-Rui

Front House Executive                                 Arial WANG Yan

Head of Media and Publicity                         Melissa LI Ya-Jing

Media and Publicity Assistant                       Stanley LI Song-Tao

Photographer                                             SK ZHANG Shi-Kai

Photographer                                             WANG Chen

Photographer                                             Horace LI

Photo Editor                                              Xiao Xiao

Graphic Designer Assistant                          Queenie QIU Yu-Qian

Editor                                                        TIAN Ya-Mu

Editor                                                        Daisy DOU Meng-Meng

Editor                                                        Simona WANG Ying

Editor                                                        Pluto WANG Bao-Xin

Editor                                                        Lavinia MING Jie-Qi

Editor                                                        YU Yi

Social Media Maintenance                            Cheryl CHEN Zi-Yun

Trailer Director | Editor                                Elita GUO Shu

Trailer Cameraman                                      Tony YANG

Trailer Composer                                         Leo FANG Lue

Trailer Cameraman Assistant                        Daisy DAI

Trailer Director Assistant                              Emily LIU Meng-Ying

Trailer Director Assistant                              Hannah HU Xi-Yao


2018 'The Message' In-house Brochure


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Title Sponsor
Linden Wise 

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Sydney Boat Club
AusFeng Event Productions

Lend Lease Darling Harbour MonkeyBaa Theatre
Style7 Make-up Studio
Luky Studio
3By3 Recording Studio
Multiworld Visual Arts
Moon Vision Studio
Anna Clair Studio
Sino Australian Seniors Association
Mayfiar AJ
Opera Australia
Sydney Props

Principal Media Partner
Nan Hai Culture & Media Group

Media Support
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Ticket outlet 
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28 September (FRI)   07:00pm
29 September (SAT)  02:30pm
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