This May, the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe joins us to present the complete series of Four Dreams in the Camellia Hall – a Kunqu production rarely staged in its entirety. Written by the influential Ming dynasty playwright Tang Xianzu, widely regarded as the Shakespeare of the East, the collection includes four classic plays: A Pair of Purple Hairpins, The Peony Pavilion, A Dream Under the Southern Bough and The Tale of Handan. Having dedicated themselves to the textual compilation, editing and staging of the series, the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe presented the first-ever staging of the full collection in Guangzhou in 2016. We are delighted to share this rare experience and host the debut performance in Hong Kong. 

The Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe is one of China’s top state-supported performance companies. Founded in 1978, the troupe of award-winning veteran and emerging performers is committed to the conservation and promotion of the art of Kunqu, an ancient xiqu genre widely regarded as the mother of all regional forms.

Performed by:

Date Time Performance
2 May 2019 (Thursday)  7:30pm The Tale of Handan
3 May 2019 (Friday)  7:30pm A Pair of Purple Hairpins
4 May 2019 (Saturday)  7:30pm A Dream Under the Southern Bough
5 May 2019 (Sunday)  7:30pm The Peony Pavillion

Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

Regional languages with Chinese and English surtitles

$500, $420, $320, $200

Concession details

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022,

Discount offers:

  • Group bookings: 10% discount for purchases of 6 to 9 same price standard tickets for one performance in one transaction, 15% discount for 10 or more tickets.
  • All four performances: 20% discount for purchases of same price standard tickets for all four performances made in one transaction at the Xiqu Centre Ticket Office or by calling our ticketing hotline (852) 2200 0022 only. Subject to availability.

*Above discount offers are not valid in conjunction with other promotion offers.

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