Hong Kong Young Talent Cantonese Opera Troupe: A New Cantonese Opera A Dream in Fantasia

2012-12-27 19:30 - 2013-01-25 20:30

Hong Kong Young Talent Cantonese Opera Troupe: A New Cantonese Opera A Dream in Fantasia

When: 27 Dec 2012 Thu, 12 Jan 2013 Sat 19:30
Where: Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre/Auditorium, North District Town Hall

 A New Cantonese Opera A Dream in Fantasia

新蕊粤剧场演出系列-香港青苗粤剧团:新编粤剧《一梦南柯》

Childhood friends Yuwen Piaopiao and Xiahou Jun are betrothed to each other, but Piaopiao's father wants her to marry Linghu Feng. She would rather die than obey, and is going to elope with Jun. She lets her bosom friend Murong Xiangxiang in on this, but Xiangxiang is in love with Feng. So, in order to please him, she tells him their secret, which sends him hurtle turtle to go and find them.

Crown Prince Gongyang and his Princess consort are on their way to attend the Queen of Xuanyuan's birthday celebrations. He is displeased to see the Princess spending most of her time in the company of Yuetong, leaving him frustratingly alone. The forest fairy of Fantasia Land suggests to the Prince that he should play a trick on the Princess with a flower potion: one small drop on the eyelids will make the person fall in love with the first thing that comes into sight upon waking. Now the Prince has seen how Feng jilts Xiangxiang in the woods. Urged by a sense of justice, he orders the forest fairy to play a trick on him as well. However, the fairy wrongly administers the potion on Jun, who, upon waking up and seeing Xiangxiang, professes his love for her. Later Feng is also administered the potion. So when Piaopiao arrives, there is chaos in the air as the four of them fight and quarrel.

Shangguan Chan is leading the villagers to go and perform for the Queen on her birthday. They have also come to Fantasia Land. The forest fairy plays a trick on them and puts a donkey's head on Zhuge Zi's body. When the Princess wakes up and sees him, she falls madly in love with him, which the Prince witnesses with great merriment.

When dawn comes, the Prince orders all spells be broken. When everyone wakes up, they wonder what happened was whether in a dream or real. But anyway, it's over, and they can laugh it off. Together they go their merry way to celebrate the Queen's birthday.

 

Cast
Director: Lee Lung
Playwright: Lai Yiu-wai (Adapted from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream)
Lam Tin-yau: Linghu Feng
Doris Kwan: Xiahou Jun
Lam Tsz-ching: Yuwen Piaopiao
Cheng Nga-kei: Murong Xiangxiang
Chan Hung-chun: Crown Princess Gongyang
Wai Chun-long: Crown Prince Gongyang
Wong Po-hyun: Queen Xuanyuan
Hong Wah: Forest Fairy
Lai Yiu-wai: Chanyu Xiong
Yuen Sin-ting: Zhuge Zi
Wong Kit-ching: Shangguan Chan

 

Programme Schedule

When Where
27 Dec 2012 19:30Thu Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
12 Jan 2013 Sat 19:30 Auditorium, North District Town Hall

 

Post-performance Talk
When: 25 Jan 2013 Fri 19:30
Where: AC1, Level 4, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Speakers: Lee Lung, Lai Yiu-wai & the member of the troupe
Free Admission. Limited seats available on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

Tips
Lyrics and dialogue with Chinese surtitles.
The length of the programme is about 3 hrs 30mins with an intermission.
Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients.

 

Enquiries
Programme Enquiries: 852-22687325
Ticketing Enquiries: 852-27349009
Telephone Credit Card Booking: 852-21115999
Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

 

Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
Tickets: $200, $150, $100
Tel: 852-31845777
Add: G/F, 111 Shau Kei Wan Road, Hong Kong

North District Town Hall
Tickets: $180, $140, $100
Tel: 852-26714400
Add: 2 Lung Wan Street, Sheung Shui, New Territories, Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Cultural Centre
Tel: 852-27342009
Add: 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

 

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