The Emperor, his Mom, a Eunuch and a Man - Hong Kong Repertory Theatre 2014-15 Season

2014-08-26 19:45 - 2014-09-07 17:45

The Emperor, his Mom, a Eunuch and a Man - Hong Kong Repertory Theatre 2014-15 Season

When: 26-30 Aug, 2-6 Sep 19:45; 30-31 Aug Sat-Sun, 6-7 Sep Sat-Sun 14:45 2014
Where: Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall

The Emperor, his Mom, a Eunuch and a Man Poster

An anticipated re-run following an acclaimed first collaboration by Paul Poon and Roy Szeto. A royal disaster subverting the imperial grandeur of the Qing court.

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An Dehai, a eunuch and Empress Dowager Cixi's trusted aide. It was said that An was known far and wide for his overarching power, corruption and meddling in political affairs. Once he stole out of the Forbidden City, claiming he was en route to "order a new imperial robe," but was arrested by the Shandong Governor General Ding Baozhen and sentenced to death. When news reached the Forbidden City that after a swift trial, Ding Baozhen executed An, Cixi lost her temper, and from there a drama is born.

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Depicting a late Qing dynasty historical mystery, The Emperor, his Mom, a Eunuch and a Man premiered in early 2013 to enthusiastic acclaims. A refreshing new interpretation by playwright Paul Poon and director Roy Szeto of a well-known historical legend, its ingenious plot development, quirky set design, fantastically nuanced and effective performances make it a true theatrical tour de force. It gives an "atypical" depiction of the Qing imperial court, in a fascinating exploration into human nature from past to present, whilst the desire-ridden dramatic tension promises to keep you on your toes. Returning by popular demand, the 2014 production is poised to serve up another historical storm of power struggles and intrigues.

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Cast & Production Team
Playwright: Paul Poon*
Director: Roy Szeto*
Leading Cast: Lau Shau Ching, Pang Hang Ying, Chan Suk Yi, Ling Man Lung, Ko Hon Man, Lui Si Lan, Wong Wai Chi
*With kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

 

Tips: Presented in Cantonese with Chinese & English surtitles. This programme contains strong language and occasional nudity.

 

Enquiries
Ticketing Enquiries: 852-37616661
Credit Card Booking: 852-21115999
Online booking: www.urbtix.hk
Programme Enquiries: 852-31035900

 

Tickets: $280/200/160/250*/180*/140* (*Weekday Special - Only applicable to the performances from Tue to Thu. Except public holiday eve)
Tel: 852-29212840
Add: 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong

 

*Information provided by Hong Kong Repertory Theatre

 

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