One thought can create good or evil. Be benevolent and righteous, and love everyone and everything
Cantonese opera The Phantom of Liaozhai, inspired by the story of Nie Xiaoqian from Chinese literature classic Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio, depicts an enchanting taboo romance between female ghost Nie Xiaoqian and scholar Ning Caichen. With the help of Yan Chixia, a chivalrous Taoist, they manage to break through the shackles of identity and ethics, transcend the boundary between human world and the underworld to write, with life and true love, the deeply moving, soul-stirring legend.
Ning and Nie’s story has been widely adapted for films and TV, and is much favoured by the audience. Cantonese opera The Phantom of Liaozhai has a new take on the popular tale by adding new storylines to increase dramatic tension. Produced by Cantonese opera veteran Chu Chan Wa and performed by local Cantonese opera artists, this production, which fuses dance with special effects, will show the charm of Cantonese opera.
Executive Producer and Playwright: Chu Chan Wa
Director: Wang Gedan
Lighting Design: He Guangrong
Percussion Design: Tang Chi Kin
Choreography: Chan Sio Iok
Characters and Cast
Ning Caichen: Chu Chan Wa
Nie Xiaoqian: Mok Weng Lam
Yan Chixia: Tang Va Chio
Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including one interval
Performed in Cantonese, with surtitles in Chinese