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Xiqu Centre Original Production: Experimental Cantonese Opera “Wenguang Explores the Valley”|7-9.10.2021|Xiqu Centre

6/10/2021 - 9/10/2021
The West Kowloon Cultural District

A contemporary retelling of a classic warrior tale based on the stories of the legendary Yang family generals

This adaptation combines traditional and new set pieces, digital backdrops and other modern theatre technology to illustrate the preservation and innovation of Cantonese opera in the modern era.

The Xiqu Centre’s second experimental Cantonese opera production premiered in 2019 in Beijing, and was awarded Best Play in the Contemporary Small Theatre (Xiqu category) at the 2019 Beijing New Arts and Culture Outstanding Theatre Showcase series, in which Keith Lai was also awarded Best Actor.

Performed in regional languages with Chinese and English surtitles

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

*Staff of West Kowloon Cultural District

7–9 October 2021 (Thursday–Saturday)

Approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes without intermission

Studio 1, Xiqu Centre


Package Discounts:

  1. 20% discount for purchases of standard tickets for all Black Box Chinese Opera Festival 2021 programmes in one transaction; 10% discount for purchases of standard tickets for three or more Black Box Chinese Opera Festival 2021 programmes in one transaction.
  2. 20% discount for purchases of standard tickets for any Black Box Chinese Opera Festival 2021 programme, Tea House Theatre Experience and GuoGuang Opera Company: The Dream of an Embroidered Robe and Tea House Theatre Experience in one transaction.
  3. 10% discount for purchases of standard tickets for any Black Box Chinese Opera Festival 2021 programme and either Tea House Theatre Experience or GuoGuang Opera Company: The Dream of an Embroidered Robe in one transaction.

*Subject to availability.
*No other concessions apply for this programme.

  • 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.
  • 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.

General booking starts 22 June 2021 (Tuesday) at 10:00am.

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Date6/10/2021 - 9/10/2021
Time16:00 - 11:15
PriceHKD 999.99

The West Kowloon Cultural District

Studio, Xiqu Centre

West Kowloon, Tsim Sha Tsui

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West Kowloon Cultural District
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West Kowloon Cultural District will be developed into one of the world’s largest cultural quarters, blending art, education and public space. It includes The Xiqu Centre, the Art Park, the M+ Pavilion and the western section of the waterfront promenade are currently open to the public, with exhibitions, events and festivals taking place throughout the year.
West Kowloon Cultural District 西九文化區
West Kowloon
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2200 0217
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Last Updated8/9/2021 00:50