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

Change of Cast
Due to personal reason, one of the guest actors, Chan Hung-chun is unable to participate in the programme of Auditorium, North District Town Hall on 12.01.2013(Sat). His role is now replaced by Leung Wai-hong. Thank you for your attention.

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Theatre, Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre
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Auditorium, North District Town Hall
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Director: Lee Lung

Playwright: Lai Yiu-wai

Adapted from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream


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.

Lam Tin-yau: Linghu Feng
Doris Kwan: Xiahou Jun
Lam Tsz-ching: Yuwen Piaopiao
Cheng Nga-kei: Murong Xiangxiang
Chan Hung-chun(27/12)/ Leung Wai-hong(12/1): 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

Lyrics and dialogue with Chinese surtitles

Details of Performer

Main Cast:
Lam Tin-yau, Cheng Nga-kei, Lai Yiu-wai, Lam Tsz-ching, Yuen Sin-ting, Hong Wah, Doris Kwan, Wong Kit-ching, Wong Po-hyun, Chan Hung-chun (Guest), Leung Wai-hong(Guest), Wai Chun-long (Guest)

Programme Length

Running Time: Approx. 3 hrs 30mins with an intermission


Post-performance Talk

(In Cantonese)
25 January 2013 (Fri) 7:30pm
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.

Production team

Please refer to chinese version.


Tickets available from 15 November onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by Telephone Credit Card Booking

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 (Limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis)


Programme Enquiries:2268 7325
Ticketing Enquiries:2734 9009
Telephone Credit Card Booking:2111 5999
Internet Booking:www.urbtix.hk

The presenter reserves the right to substitute artists and change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary
The contents of this programme do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department


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