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“The Beauty” by Tianjin People’s Art Theatre

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Sale of Box Seats
Due to overwhelming response to the performances, there are only a limited number of tickets for box seats with restricted view ($120) left available for sale at the box office of Hong Kong Cultural Centre from 10am on the day of each of the performances. Each person can purchase a maximum of two tickets per transaction on a first-come-first-served basis.

Change of Cast Notice
Ma Jie of Tianjin People’s Art Theatre is indisposed and will not be able to perform. He will be replaced by Wang Yadi.


Venue Date & Time Price
Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
$420, $320, $220, $120
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In Putonghua with Chinese and English Surtitles


Sai Jinhua, a courtesan who shone in the

limelight of modern Chinese history


Liu Xiaoqing, diva of China film world


Playwright / Director

Tian Qinxin


The Beauty links two legendary women in modern China: Sai Jinhua, an enigma in 19th Century China when the country was buffeted by political upheavals and crises, and Liu Xiaoqing, a contemporary legend that shines on a different stage – the entertainment world of China, who witnesses the development of the Chinese film industry.


Liu Xiaoqing

Liu Xiaoqing is an actress, producer, writer, and entrepreneur with a mass culture business under her operation. She is a National Class One Performer and winner of the Golden Rooster Award and the Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actress.  Her filmography includes such classics as The Little Flower, The Wilderness, Chuntao, Hibiscus Town, Burning of the Imperial Palace and Reign behind the Curtain.


Tian Qinxin

Drama director of the National Theatre of China, Tian Qinxin carves a niche in Chinese theatre with her fusion of contemporary artistic concepts and Eastern aesthetics, complex handling of dimensions temporal and spatial, and striking visual impact.  Some of her notable productions are The Field of Life and Death, Hurricane, The Orphan of Zhao, Student Zhao Ping, Red Rose and White Rose, Ming Dynasty and The Yellow Storm.


*This programme contains smoking scenes.

Personnel and Cast

Playwright / Director: Tian Qinxin

Producer: Li Dong

Dramaturge: Xiao Xiayong

Coordinators: Liu Zhongkui, Zhong Hai, Li Dong, Liu Fangping

Artistic Advisor: Li Xing

Literary Advisor: Gong Min

Make up Stylist: Mao Geping

Scenographer: Wang Chen

Costume Designer: Zhao Yan

Lighting Designer: Tan Hua

Image Designer: Zhao Hongman

Composer: Jiang Jinghong

Sound Designer: Liang Song

Cast: Liu Xiaoqing, Wang Yadi, Liu Jingfan, Wang Shiwen, Zhang Yanqiu

Programme Length

Running time is about 3 hours with a 15-minute intermission. Latecomers will not be admitted until the intermission or a suitable break in the programme.

About the Group

Tianjin People's Art Theatre

Founded in September 1951, the Tianjin People's Art Theatre now boasts more than sixty years of history, with a talented cast and theatre practitioners who perform its repertory of 300 productions, spanning Chinese and Western drama of all ages and varying in length, scale and subject matter.


Tickets available from 12 July onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and by credit card telephone 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)
10% discount for every purchase of 4-9 standard tickets; 15% for 10-19 standard tickets; 20% for 20 or more standard tickets.


Programme Enquiries:2268 7325
Ticketing Enquiries:2734 9009
Credit Card Telephone 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 content of this programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.


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