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The Emperor, his Mom, a Eunuch and a Man
16.03.2013 - 23.03.2013

A historical storm served up in a new work by distinguished playwright Paul Poon

A thought-provoking commentary on the absurdity of past and present through the mystery behind the execution of Empress Dowager Cixi’s favourite eunuch

Renowned for his achievements in breaking conventional boundaries, playwright Paul Poon crossed the historical border again in another adaptation, this time based on the Qing history. Following the success of Mr. Wu, My Dear and The Sword Man, Poon walks the audience through the imperial struggle between historical characters within the framework of realistic story-telling and a writing style that urgues you to look beyond the face value. Joining forces for the first time with awarded director Roy Szeto, whose recent works include Le Dieu du carnageShed Skin and I Have a Date with Autumn, they are striking up an inquisitive dialogue about the parodixical nature of power, lust and the absurd irony of history.


Performance Date & Venue
7:45pm 16-17, 20-23, 26-30.3.2013
2:45pm #17, 23-#24, 31.3.2013

Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre

Price: $260, $160/ $230*, $130*

*Weekday Special – Only applicable to the performances from Tue to Thu (Except public holidays and the day before)

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Presented in Cantonese with Chinese & English surtitles

This programme contains strong language and occasional nudity

For aged 6 or above

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Cast & Production Team
Paul Poon*
Set Designer
Tsang Man Tung
Lighting Designer
Gabriel Fung
Costume Designer
Kenneth Leung
Composer & Sound Designer
Chan Wai Fat
Xiqu Coach
Hong Hai*
Singing Coach
Owen Wong
Assistant Director
Chan Suk Yi
Hair Style Consultant
*With the kind permission of Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

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