Programs Details

Writing in Water (Cancelled)

Writing in Water (Cancelled)

Writing in Water (Cancelled)

  • 2022/11/25-26
  • 20:00
  • Macao Cultural Centre - G.A.
  • $300,$250,$200,$150
  • Macao Cultural Centre
  • Cancelled


Writing in Water (Cancelled)
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing anti-epidemic measures preventing the company from travelling to Macao, the shows of Writing in Water, scheduled for 25 & 26 November, are cancelled. CCM is actively engaged in settling a new date to stage this poetic performance.

In the meantime, refunds are available through 28 December at CCM Box Office and the Macao Ticketing Network.

We apologize for the inconvenience and frustration this cancellation might have caused. For enquiries please call (853) 2840 0555.



Anti-epidemic Measures

- Patrons must either present proof of a Covid-19 vaccination course (two doses) completed at least 14 days prior to the show, or a negative nucleic acid test issued within the previous 48 hours(self-paid). Those failing to comply with these requirements will not be allowed in the auditorium and tickets will not be refunded.

- Patrons must wear face mask, undergo body temperature checks, present a valid Venue QR code. Those with fever or respiratory infection symptoms will not be allowed in.


The art of joy

Can happiness be taught? Writing in Water, a play developed by Taipei’s leading company Performance Workshop, delves deep into the matter. Conceived by Stan Lai, today’s most international Chinese director and playwright, this dramatic piece tells us of a man returning home following a period studying overseas. Hoping to bring some brightness into the lives of gloomy souls, he starts a “happyology” course, but soon becomes disappointed by his business partner’s thirst for profit. One day, upon receiving news about an inheritance, he embarks on a mysterious journey, taking us along. Inspired on the ideas of French writer and Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, author of The Book of Happiness, the play premiered in the aftermath of 2008’sdevastating financial crisis.


Stan Lai’s happy return to CCM follows two previous successful tours when he brought the sweet Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land and the epic The Village. After a few postponements caused by pandemic constraints, Writing in Water will finally reach our shores by the hand of Shanghai’s Theatre Above. Fuelled by a positive, inspirational vibe, this play encourages the audience, revealing that happiness is within reach, perhaps even closer than we might think.


Performing Company : Theatre Above

Written and Directed by Stan Lai

Cast : He JiongZhao JunyanYang ZhibinDou JinDing ShanshanWang Meng

Length120 minutes

Perform in Mandarin, surtitled in English and Chinese



CCM Friends

CCM Friends are entitled to a 10% discount.

Early Bird: During the first 14 days of ticket sales (25/09-08/10/2022), members enjoy 20% discount.

*The above discounts are extended to Friends of Macao Orchestra and Macao Chinese Orchestra.


Students, Seniors & Patrons with Disabilities

Macao full-time adult students, senior citizens aged 65 or above as well as adult holders of Disability Assessment Registration Card enjoy a 50% discount. (Proof of identity to be shown upon admission.).



Each purchase of 10 or more same-priced tickets for the same performance enjoy a 15% discount.


Bank Cards

Early Bird: During the first 14 days of ticket sales (25/09-08/10/2022), BOC Credit and Debit card holders enjoy 15% discount.

Since 09/10 BOC Credit and Debit card holders enjoy 10% ticket discount.


*The above discounts cannot be used in conjunction with each other.

Ticket purchases for this programme are not covered by the “Electronic Consumption Benefit Plan”.


Other Information

Performance length : 120 mins (No intermission)

Age LimitBest for aged 6 or above

The management reserves the right to refuse or determine the time and manner of the admission of late comers or re-admissions of patrons who leaves the venue.

The organizer reserves the right to alter the programme and/or performers.

Organizer : Macao Cultural Centre