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The Emperor, his Mom, a Eunuch and a Man (rerun)
26.08.2014 - 07.09.2014

China premiere at Guangzhou (28-29 November)
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An anticipated re-run following an acclaimed first collaboration
by Paul Poon and Roy Szeto

A royal disaster subverting the imperial grandeur of the Qing court

An Dehai, a eunuch and Empress Dowager Cixi’s trusted aide. It was said that An was known far and wide for his overarching power, corruption and meddling in political affairs. Once he stole out of the Forbidden City, claiming he was en route to “order a new imperial robe,” but was arrested by the Shandong Governor General Ding Baozhen and sentenced to death. When news reached the Forbidden City that after a swift trial, Ding Baozhen executed An, Cixi lost her temper, and from there a drama is born.

Depicting a late Qing dynasty historical mystery, The Emperor, his Mom, a Eunuch and a Man premiered in early 2013 to enthusiastic acclaims. A refreshing new interpretation by playwright Paul Poon and director Roy Szeto of a well-known historical legend, its ingenious plot development, quirky set design, fantastically nuanced and effective performances make it a true theatrical tour de force. It gives an “atypical” depiction of the Qing imperial court, in a fascinating exploration into human nature from past to present, whilst the desire-ridden dramatic tension promises to keep you on your toes. Returning by popular demand, the 2014 production is poised to serve up another historical storm of power struggles and intrigues.

            

Performance Date & Venue
7:45pm  26-30.8, 2-6.9.2014
2:45pm  30^-31^#.8, 6-7.9.2014

^Post-performance Talk

#This show is an Accessible Performance for ALL with Accessible Captions (Chinese), Theatrical Interpretation and Audio Description (Cantonese)

(Limited offer for Audio Description devices. Please contact JCAASC at 2777 1771 for reservation and collect the device at reception desk 15 minutes prior to the curtain time.)

7:45pm  26-30.8, 2-6.9.2014
2:45pm  30^-31^#.8, 6-7.9.2014

^Post-performance Talk

#This show is an Accessible Performance for ALL with Accessible Captions (Chinese), Theatrical Interpretation and Audio Description (Cantonese)

(Limited offer for Audio Description devices. Please contact JCAASC at 2777 1771 for reservation and collect the device at reception desk 15 minutes prior to the curtain time.)

Hong Kong City Hall Theatre

Price: $280, $200, $160 / $250*, $180*, $140*

*Weekday Special – Only applicable to the performances from Tue to Thu (Except public holiday eve)

Presented in Cantonese with Chinese & English surtitles

Approximately 2 hours 45 mins with intermission

This programme contains strong language and occasional nudity

Tickets available at URBTIX Outlets

Ticketing Enquiries 3761 6661

Credit Card Booking 2111 5999

Online Booking www.urbtix.hk

Programme Enquiries 3103 5900

Hong Kong City Hall Theatre

Price: $280, $200, $160 / $250*, $180*, $140*

*Weekday Special – Only applicable to the performances from Tue to Thu (Except public holiday eve)

Presented in Cantonese with Chinese & English surtitles

Approximately 2 hours 45 mins with intermission

This programme contains strong language and occasional nudity

Tickets available at URBTIX Outlets

Ticketing Enquiries 3761 6661

Credit Card Booking 2111 5999

Online Booking www.urbtix.hk

Programme Enquiries 3103 5900

Awards

Winners of 6 Hong Kong Drama Awards
10 Most Favourite Productions of 2013
Best Overall Performance
Best Director (Tragedy / Drama)
Best Supporting Actor (Tragedy / Drama) - Chan Suk Yi
Best Costume Design
Best Make-up and Image Design

Cast & Production Team
Playwright
Paul Poon*
Director
Set Designer
Tsang Man Tung
Kenneth Leung
Kenneth Leung
Lighting Designer
Gabriel Fung
Composer & Sound Designer
Chan Wai Fat
Xiqu Coach of First Run
Hong Hai
Xiqu Coach
April Chow
Assistant Director
Leading Cast
Chan Suk Yi#
*With the kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
#With kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts #With kind permission of The Whole Theatre
Special Events

China premiere (Guangzhou)

Date:28-29 November, 2014

Venue:  No. 13 Theater, Guangzhou Dramatic Arts Centre

For details, please visit www.gzhj13.com

Ticket discounts 

15% discount for
-HKRep Pals

12% discount for
-Staff of Chun Wo Holdings Ltd & her subsidiaries

10% discount for
-Members of HKAPA Alumni,
-Members of Chung Ying Energy Fun Club Plus,
-CCDC Premium Members,
-Friends of Hong Kong Dance Company,
-Friends of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra,
-Members of HKPO Club Bravo,
-Zuni’s Friends,
-Privilege Cardholders of the PolyU,
-Premium & Membership Cardholders of The Commercial Press,
-Hong Kong Civil Servants’ Association members,
-members of agnes b. AMI,
-Staff of Shun Hing Group,
-Members of FANCL Club
-Vivva Virtual Member
-Hong Kong Arts Administrators Association Members
(The above discounts are applicable for purchases from URBTIX outlets only)

50% discount for
-Senior citizens aged 60 or above,
-Full-time students (limited offer)
-People with disabilities and the minder