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12.10.2016 - 30.10.2016

A vicious and dark Qing court battle under the radar

The time is late Qing dynasty.  Hu Xueyan, one of the country’s wealthiest merchants, is actively acquiring weapons and military supplies, in full support of General Zuo Zongtang against the threat of foreign invasion and internal uprising.  Li Hongzhang, who has been at odds with Zuo over the years, is closing in on Hu in an act to eliminate those who get in his way.  This vicious and dark battle is perhaps, as the Chinese saying goes, a battle where people are killed yet no blood is drawn.

Winner of the Hong Kong Drama Awards for Best Script, Hu Xueyan, my Dear is another collaboration between playwright Paul Poon and director Roy Szeto, following the acclaimed Qing court drama The Emperor, his Mom, a Eunuch and a Man.



Performance Date & Venue
7:45pm 8^,9^, 12-15, 18-20, 21#, 22, 25-29.10.2016
2:45pm 16+, 23△+, 30.10.2016

Hong Kong City Hall Theatre

Price: $300, $250, $180/ $270*, $220*, $160*

*Weekday Special

#Not available for public sales

^Public preview
8-9.10.2016 7:45pm
 $180 (Only Pals member’s discount available)

+ With Post-performance Talk

△Accessible performance with Accessible Captions (Chinese) and Audio Description (Cantonese)  

Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles

For ages 6 and above

Appoximately 3 hrs with 15 mins intermission

This programme contains strong language

No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme

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Cast & Production Team
Playwright/Tai Chi Movement Coach
Paul Poon*
Scenography Concept & Production Designer
Associate & Executive Set cum Costume Designer
Wong Kin Wai
Lighting Designer
Leo Cheung*
Composer & Sound Designer
Chan Wai Fat
Shadow Puppet Designer & Coach
Chen Ying Ching
Assistant Director
Xiqu Coach
April Chow
Sun Limin
*With kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Special Events

This programme made its China premiere at Tianchan Yifu Theatre in Shanghai on 11 and 12 November 2016

Ticket Discount

15% discount for
-HKRep Pals
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