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7.12.2019 Liu Jinding Crashes Four Gates

When Zhao Kuangyin is besieged in Shouzhou, Gao Junbao is sent by his mother to rescue him with reinforcements.  While passing through Double-lock Mountain, he meets a brazen Liu Jinding, female leader of a stockaded stronghold, who has set up a notice looking for a husband.  Outraged by her prideful words, Junbao crushes the stone in indignation.  After several rounds of fighting, the magic-wielding Liu beats Junbao by catching then freeing him three times.  Junbao is finally won over. Before he leaves, he offers the imperial tablet as a betrothal token.  He continues his expedition to Shouzhou but is struck down by serious illness from the cold.  He is forced to ask Jinding for help.  Alarmed and concerned about her future husband, she speeds off to his rescue, killing four generals at four gates, heals her husband and frees Shouzhou from the siege.

Lee Lung as Gao Junbao

Wong Chiu-kwan as Liu Jinding

Man Po-sum as Gao Dasui

Lui Hung-kwong as Zhao Kuangyin

Ruan Dewen as Zheng Hao

Wong Po-huan as Jiaojiao

 

13.12.2019 A Nocturnal Trial

Jizhou College Master Luo Guangchi wants to choose a husband for daughter Fengwei.  Among his students Chen Yansheng, Feng Guohua and Jia Congshan, whoever plucks the laurel in the imperial exam will marry Fengwei.   Congshan bribes the authorities for a place in the civil service, while Yansheng, being pushed down a notch to the third best placement in the martial category, goes back to their hometown early.  Guangchi, acknowledging Yansheng’s achievements, gives Fengwei’s hand to him, while Guohua and Congshan return too late.  Congshan kills Xiangwen by mistake and implicates Yansheng with the victim’s body.   Guohua is the judge for the trial: though Yansheng pleads vehemently his innocence, due to Congshan’s accusations, Guohua cannot but sentence Yansheng to three years’ exile.  During his exile, Yansheng is rescued by the Princess of Qi State who puts him in high office.  Congshan leads an army to invade the Qi State but is defeated by Yansheng.  In his defeat, Congshan escapes to the reclusive abode of Guohua, Fengwei and her aunt.  The trio are arrested for harbouring a defeated general of the enemy.  Yansheng presides over the trial but clears Guohua and Fengwei upon the aunt’s testimony.  The seriously injured Congshan reveals the truth before he dies.  Yansheng and Fengwei finally seals their marriage while the Princess and Guohua also tie the knot.

Lee Lung as Chen Yansheng

Wong Chiu-kwan as Luo Fengwei

Man Po-sum as Madam Li Chen

Lui Hung-kwong as Luo Guangchi

Yuen Tak-man as Feng Guohua

Ko Lai as Li Xiangwen

Ng Lap-hei as Jia Congshan

 

21.12.2019 Ten Charges against Yan Song

Yan Song, the arrogant father of the much-favoured West Imperial Consort, yields immense power in court and fosters factions for private gains.  The honourable and humane official Hai Rui, though holding a low-grade post, is adamant about fighting the villain.  Yan Song’s son Shifan, backed by his father’s power, is a bully.  He takes a girl by force and is arrested by Hai Rui.  When informed of his arrest, Yan Song, and then the Imperial Concubine, barge into Hai Rui’s residence to intervene but he stands firm.  Yan Song ruins the country further as time goes by, with the Emperor absconding from court for a consecutive three months.  Seeing livelihoods are in peril because of this, Hai Rui decides to charge Yan Song in court.  But well aware of the imperial order that ‘anyone who charges against Yan Song will be executed’, and that he will meet his death once he makes those charges, he wants to find out if his wife stands with him regarding this move.  His wife, who loves him very much and is understanding and supporting, promises that in case of his demise, she will run the family and bring up their child.  Thus reassured, Hai Rui makes the ten charges in court against Yan Song in the face of death.  What with the Emperor being fatuous and Yan Song wielding power, all ten charges are overruled.  When Hai Rui is about to be executed, the father of the Empress arrives in the nick of time with evidence of Yan Song’s treason.  Yan song is sentenced to becoming a beggar, albeit with a golden bowl.  Hai Rui’s loyalty to the sovereign and love for his people are well remembered by posterity.

Lee Lung as Hai Rui

Wong Chiu-kwan as wife of Hai Rui

Leung Wai-hong as Yan Song

Yat Dim-hung as Su Wentong

Mo Huamin as Emperor Jiajing

Ko Lai as Imperial Concubine Yan

 

Running time of each performance is approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes including an intermission of 15 minutes.

Information provided by the arts group

 

Production Group: Wing Cheong Cantonese Opera Promotion Association

Performing Group: Lung Wai Cantonese Opera Troupe

Coordinator: Ng Wing-hei

Planner: Yuen Sin-ting

Ensemble Leader: Martin Lau (7,13/12) Pang Kam-shun(21/12)

Percussion Leader: Mai Jiawei

Stage Manager: Mang Kam-chuen(7,13/12)  Ding Yat-yuet(21/12)

Martial Arts Instructor: Hon Yin-ming

Lighting and Set: New Kong Hing Stage Scene Production Company Limited

Costume and Props: Sun Kwan Ying Production Company

 

DATE
VENUE
PRICE
07.12.2019 (Sat)
19:30
Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
location
$280, $220, $140
13.12.2019 (Fri)
19:30
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
location
$280, $220, $160, $140
21.12.2019 (Sat)
19:30
Theatre, Ko Shan Theatre
location
$320, $240, $160, $140
DATE
07.12.2019 (Sat)
19:30
PRICE
$280, $220, $140
DATE
13.12.2019 (Fri)
19:30
PRICE
$280, $220, $160, $140
DATE
21.12.2019 (Sat)
19:30
PRICE
$320, $240, $160, $140

Tickets available from 7 November onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on internet, mobile app and credit card telephone booking.

Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 and 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.)

            

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Programme Enquiries:2268 7325

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The presenter reserves the right to change the programme and substitute artists.

The programme does not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

DATE
VENUE
PRICE
28.11.2019 (Thu)
19:30
23.12.2019 (Mon)
19:30
AC1, 4/F, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
location
Free Admission
DATE
28.11.2019 (Thu)
19:30
23.12.2019 (Mon)
19:30
PRICE
Free Admission

Pre-performance Talk

28.11.2019 (Sat) 7:30pm

AC1, Level 4, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Speakers: Ko Lai, Yuen Tak-man

 

Post-performance Talk

23.12.2019 (Sat) 7:30pm

AC1, Level 4, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Speakers: Lee Lung, Wong Chiu-kwan

 

In Cantonese

Free admission. Limited seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
  • date07.12.2019 (Sat) 19:30
  • price$280, $220, $140
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
  • date13.12.2019 (Fri) 19:30
  • price$280, $220, $160, $140
Theatre, Ko Shan Theatre
  • date21.12.2019 (Sat) 19:30
  • price$320, $240, $160, $140
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07.12.2019 (Sat)
19:30
Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
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$280, $220, $140
13.12.2019 (Fri)
19:30
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town Hall
location
$280, $220, $160, $140
21.12.2019 (Sat)
19:30
Theatre, Ko Shan Theatre
location
$320, $240, $160, $140
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07.12.2019 (Sat)
19:30
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$280, $220, $140
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13.12.2019 (Fri)
19:30
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$280, $220, $160, $140
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21.12.2019 (Sat)
19:30
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$320, $240, $160, $140