China Everbright Limited Proudly Sponsors "Hu Xueyan, my Dear" (2018)

  • Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre
  • 04.08.2018 - 09.08.2018
Title Sponsor for Hong Kong & Mainland Tour


The legendary life of a merchant of the late Qing dynasty and his remarkable tactics in beleaguered power struggles

Hu Xueyan experienced ups and downs in his life, his fate closely tied to the ebb and flow of the fortunes of the final decades of the Qing dynasty. Clairvoyant in observing trends and how best to utilize people around him, Hu transformed himself from a penniless lad to the nation’s top merchant powerful enough to rival the court. Despite tumultuous times, he used his unique talents and financial resources to help Wang Youling and Zuo Zongtang to combat the Taiping rebels as well as Western powers. Equally comfortable among officials and traders, Hu was a man of ideals, intent to challenge Westerners on political and business fronts, at the same time making generous donations to provide free medical care for the poor. In his mind, life was a never-ending game of catch.

Hu Xueyan, my Dear is a winner of numerous awards at the Hong Kong Drama Awards and the 2017 Shanghai Jin an Modern Drama Valley One Drama Awards. For this revival, a revised script, a new cast with new design will wow the Hong Kong audience before embarking on a tour that will surely excite Chinese-language theatre anew.

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Performance Date & Venue

  • Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre
  • 7:45pm 4#, 7-9*, 10-11, 14-16*, 17-18.8.2018
    2:45pm 5^, 12, 19.8.2018
  • $340, $300, $260, $200 ($310*, $280*, $240*, $180*)
  • *Weekday Special
    #The top-priced tickets are not available for public sales
    ^With post-performance talk
  • Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
  • This programme contains strong language

Ticketing Info

For HKRep Pals Members

15% discount

Other Ticket Discounts

50% discount for
  • Full-time Students (limited offer)
  • Senior Citizens aged 60 or above (limited offer)
  • People with disabilities & the minder. For purchase of each concessionary ticket for people with disabilities, the customer can purchase one ticket of same concession for a minder.

10% discount for
  • Members of CCDC Dance Inspirations
  • Club Bravo members of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Zuni’s Friends
  • Friends of The Hong Kong Ballet

10% discount for (Discounts only available at URBTIX outlets upon presentation of valid membership / staff cards)
  • Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra
  • Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company
  • Chung Ying Theatre “Energy Fun Club plus” (max. 2 tickets)
  • Members of HKAPA Alumni Association
  • Members of Hong Kong Chinese Civil Servant’s Association
  • FANCL Club Members
  • Staff of Shun Hing Group
  • Bookaholic Members of The Commercial Press
  • Tom Lee “Music For Life” Members
  • Members of Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association
  • Members or Staff of Broadway Photo Supply Limited
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This programme will make its China tour to Guangzhou Opera House, Shenzhen Nanshan Wenti Center, Shanghai Theatre Above, Tianjin Guanghua Theater and Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center from August to September 2018.


The 26th Hong Kong Drama Awards
※Best Performance of the Year
※Outstanding Production of the Year
※Best Leading Actor (Tragedy/Drama) – Poon Chan Leung
※Best Lighting Design – Leo Cheung
※Best Score – Chan Wai Fat
※Nominee of Best Director (Tragdy/Drama) – Roy Szeto
※Nominee of Best Leading Actress (Tragedy/Drama) – Mercy Wong
※Nominee of Best Supporting Actor (Tragedy/Drama) – Chris Sun
※Nominee of Best Supporting Actress (Tragedy/Drama) – Lui Si Lan
※Nominee of Best Stage Design – Hoyingfung, Jan Wong
※Nominee of Best Costume Design – Hoyingfung, Jan Wong 
The 28th Hong Kong Drama Awards
※Best Stage Design – Jan Wong
※Nominee of Best Supporting Actor (Tragedy/Drama) – Lau Shau Ching
※Nominee of Best Costume Design – Jan Wong
2018 IATC(HK) Critics Awards
※Director of the Year – Roy Szeto
※Performance of the Year
※Nominee of Script / Playwright of the Year – Poon Wai Sum
※Nominee of Performer of the Year – Lau Shau Ching, Poon Chan Leung
※Nominee of Scenography of the Year
The 2nd Chinese Theatre Awards
※Best Production of the Year
※Best Script – Poon Wai Sum
※Best Director – Roy Szeto
※Best Leading Actress – Mery Wong
※Best Supporting Actor – Lau Shau Ching
※Best Producer – Marble Leung
※Nominee of Best Leading Actor – Poon Chan Leung
※Nominee of Best Supporting Actress – Lui Si Lan
※Nominee of Best Scenography – Stage / Cosume: Jan Wong/Lighting: Leo Cheung /Puppet: Chen Ying Ching
※Nominee of Best Investor
※BJ News – Ten Top Drama of the Year

Cast & Production Team

Playwright Paul Poon*
Director Roy Szeto*
Set cum Costume Designer Wong Kin Wai
Lighting Designer Leo Cheung*
Composer & Sound Designer Chan Wai Fat
Shadow Puppet Designer & Coach Chen Ying Ching
Guest Leading Cast Poon Chan Leung
Main Cast Lau Shau Ching
Mercy Wong
Lui Si Lan
Ko Hon Man
Yu Hon Ting#
Yau Ting Fai
Eddy Au Yeung
*With kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
#With kind permission of Drama Gallery
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