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China Everbright Limited Proudly Sponsors "Hu Xueyan, my Dear" (2018)
04.08.2018 - 19.08.2018
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.


Performance Date & Venue
7:45pm 4#, 7-9*, 10-11, 14-16*, 17-18.8.2018
2:45pm 5^, 12, 19.8.2018

Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre

$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

Tickets now available at URBTIX

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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

Cast & Production Team
Paul Poon*
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
Main Cast
Yu Hon Ting#
*With kind permission of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
#With kind permission of Drama Gallery

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.

15% discount for
– HKRep Pals

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