The West Kowloon Cultural District is proud to present an innovative double bill of genre-twisting productions — “The Ghost Seller” by the GuoGuang Opera Company of Taiwan, and “His Butterflies (Version 80)” by the Utopia Cantonese Opera Workshop of Hong Kong — promising a memorable evening of contemporary performances from the two regions.

“The Ghost Seller”
A contemporary comic jingju performance
An allegorical tale about authenticity and deceitfulness

“The Ghost Seller” by the GuoGuang Opera Company of Taiwan is an experimental, modern interpretation of an allegorical Chinese tale, in which a man tries to sell a make-believe goat at a market. The performance is a lively, skillful blend of traditional Jingju artistry, mime, slapstick, and interaction with the audience.

After premiering and touring to wide acclaim in Taiwan in 2014, the company presents the first performances of the show in Hong Kong.

Executive Producer: Fang Jy-shiuh
Producer: Zhang Yu-Hua
Playwright: Xing Benning
Director: Rui Song
Performance Advisor: Chen Chin Ho
Main cast: Chen Chin Ho, Hsieh Kuan Sheng, Chen Fu Kuo

Click here for the trailer of “The Ghost Seller” performed by GuoGuang Opera Company in Sep-Oct 2015 in Taiwan.

“His Butterflies (Version 80)”
A romantic contemporary musical production
A bold and innovative reworking of classic masterpieces

“His Butterflies (Version 80)” brings together seven emerging Cantonese opera actors in a romantic contemporary musical production. Set against a minimal backdrop, the performance consists of a montage of songs written by the legendary Cantonese opera master Tong Tik-sang, and presents excerpts from the full-length version of “His Butterflies” staged to great acclaim in the opening programme for the New Wing of the Ko Shan Theatre in 2014. 

Lyrics: Tong Tik-sang
Artistic Director: Rex Ng
Producer: Tom Cheung, Maurice Lai
Mise-en-scène Designer/Image & Movements Advisor: Yuri Ng
Music Designer: Lee Che-yi
Main cast: Hong Hai*, Wong Kit Fong Janet, Wang Kit-Ching, Wang Zhiliang*, Lin Yingshi*, Ruan Dewen, Liang Yanxia*

*Thanks for HKAPA’s approval

Programme Details

Date:
26-27 February 2016 (Friday to Saturday)

Time:
7:30 pm

Venue: 
Auditorium, Ko Shan Theatre New Wing

Ticket Price:
$200, $150, *$100 (*With sightline restrictions)

Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and their accompanying minders, Comprehensive Social Security Assistant (CSSA) recipients and full-time students

Language:
With Chinese and English subtitles

Tickets are available at URBTIX from 18 December 2015

Online booking:

BUY NOW

Credit card telephone booking:
2111 5999

Programme enquiries:
2200 0010

Promotion Partner:

Venue