Team
Producer|Naomi Chung*

Artistic Team
Playwright/ Director/ Music Arranger|Keith Lai, Janet Wong
Actor|Keith Lai, Janet Wong, Ng Lap-hei
Ensemble Leader|Lee Tik-lun
Percussion Ensemble Leader|Chan Ting-pong

Production Team
Set designer|Wong Yat-kwan
Sound Designer|Wan San-hong
Lighting Designer|Leo Siu
Costume Designer|Mandy Tam
Technical Director|Rae Wu*
Production Manager|Christina Choi*
Assistant Producer|Peter Lee*

* Staff of West Kowloon Cultural District

Producer

Naomi Chung
Head of Xiqu, Performing Arts, WKCDA

Naomi Chung joined West Kowloon as Head of Xiqu, Performing Arts in 2011. Since then she has produced a number of events, including the West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre (2012, 2013, 2014), Freespace Fest (2012), the Xiqu Centre Seminar Series, Rising Stars of Cantonese Opera, The Ghost Seller & His Butterflies, the Experimental Cantonese opera Farewell My Concubine (New Adaptation) and cultural exchange programmes in Mainland China. Most recently she produced The Reincarnation of Red Plum for the grand opening of the Xiqu Centre. Before joining West Kowloon, Naomi Chung was Technical Director of Hong Kong productions at the Expo 2010 Shanghai China, and Head of Programmes & Education with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra (2001 to 2009).

Cast

Keith Lai as Xiang Yu

Keith Lai graduated from The City University of Hong Kong with a BA in Chinese and is currently a committee member of the Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong. A protégé of Cantonese opera masters Man Chin-sui and Poon Sai-lun, Lai also studied under Man Lai-fung and Hon Yan-ming. In 2010, he was recognised with the Most Promising Actor Award in a young male opera role by the Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong and RTHK Radio Five. In 2011, he was presented with the Award for Young Artist (Xiqu) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and formed his own troupe dedicated to promoting a new style of Cantonese opera. In recent years, Keith has written a number of Cantonese opera scripts, including Son of Heaven, Breeze Pavilion and Battle of the Throne. He has also adapted two Shakespeare classics, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet, as Cantonese operas: A Dream in Fantasia and The Arrant Revenge.

Janet Wong as Yuji

Janet Wong graduated in 2005 from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Advanced Certificate Programme (Cantonese Opera), where she specialised in dan (female) roles and studied under musician Ng Lut-kwong. Since then she has performed with various Cantonese opera troupes, and also established her own troupe. In 2011, Wong became a resident actor in the Hong Kong Young Talent Cantonese Opera Troupe. In 2014, she won the Outstanding Performance Award at the Rising Stars in Cantonese Opera Showcase organised by the West Kowloon, as well as the Award for Young Artist (Xiqu) presented by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Ng Lap-hei as Groom/Soldier

A graduate from The Cantonese Opera Academy of Hong Kong, Ng Lap-hei is currently an actor in the Cantonese Opera Young Talent Showcase at the Yau Ma Tei Theatre. Ng studied under Wong Yee-man, Yeung Ming, Zhou Zhenbang, Guan Shizhen, He Jiayao and Tsai Win-wei, and was recognised as champion of the Lim Por Yen Trophy Cantonese Opera Excerpt Division and the Hong Kong Youth Cultural and Arts Competition in 2011. His recent performances include The Eight Mallets, The Battle of Changban Po and Lo Faa Dong.