Award-winning production shedding new light on Cantonese opera

Enjoy 20% early bird discount by purchasing tickets from 1 to 21 June 2021.

Blending traditional Cantonese opera techniques with contemporary stage and lighting design, this ground-breaking adaptation reimagines the last moments of a hero caught between reality and illusion.

The Xiqu Centre’s first commissioned work has received rave reviews for performances in various cities in Asia, and was recognised with a Best Experimental Xiqu award at the China (Beijing) Performing Arts Expo 2018, and an Honorary Credential award at the 2018 and 2019 Xiqu Opera Black Box Festival (Beijing).

Regional languages with Chinese and English surtitles

Artistic Team:
Producer: Naomi Chung*
Playwright / Director / Music Arranger: Keith Lai, Janet Wong
Cast: Keith Lai, Janet Wong, Ng Lap-hei

*Staff of West Kowloon Cultural District

19–21 October 2021 (Tuesday–Thursday)

Approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes without intermission

Studio 1, Xiqu Centre


Early Bird Discount:
20% off tickets purchased from 1 June 2021 10:00am to 21 June 2021.


  • In line with the latest government regulations and in the interests of community health, the seating capacity is currently operating at reduced levels which may affect the admission and seating arrangement. Please check back for event announcements and updates.
  • From 1 June 10am to 21 June 2021, customers who have joined Experimental Chinese Opera Festival 2020 can enjoy 20% discount on standard tickets for the Black Box Chinese Opera Festival 2021. Customers can purchase discounted tickets by presenting ticket stub or confirmation email of last year festival at the ticket office in Xiqu Centre.
    *Subject to availability.
  • Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.
  • For the safety of participants, visitors, artists and staff, please note the following health precautions:
    • Please provide contact information when purchasing tickets.
    • Please bring your own mask and wear it at all times in the venue.
    • Ticketholders are advised to arrive at venues in good time.
    • Special seating arrangement and capacity control have been implemented. Please follow the instructions of Venue Operations staff.
    • If you have travelled outside Hong Kong in the past 14 days or are wearing a home quarantine tracking wristband, please wait until your quarantine period is over before visiting West Kowloon.
    • Special Arrangements in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022,

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, the event will be cancelled.

Early Bird Discount: 20% off tickets purchased from 1 June 2021 10:00am to 21 June 2021.
General booking starts 22 June 2021 (Tuesday) at 10:00am.

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