New Dragon Inn (Cancelled)

Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company 

28, 29/5 
Saturday, Sunday
Grand Auditorium, Macao Cultural Centre
Tickets: MOP 300, 220, 120

“Peking opera New Dragon Inn is not only a new adaptation, but also a production that brings together martial arts actors, and where young Peking opera actors demonstrate their talents, gain experience and make breakthroughs…” – Xinmin Evening News

Adapted from the eponymous film, Peking opera New Dragon Inn relates the story of Ming dynasty General Zhou Huaian, who protects the orphans of a loyal official from being chased by the secret agents. He finally manages to eliminate all the enemies and escape from danger. This adaptation retains the storyline and relationship of the characters of the original, while deconstructing and interpreting the story using the aesthetics and artistic techniques of traditional Chinese opera.

Peking opera New Dragon Inn, after three years of preparation, premiered in 2019 to great acclaim. In 2021, Shi Yihong, an accomplished qingyi of the Mei school from Shanghai Jingju Theatre Company who is also the producer and lead actress of this performance, joined hands with the revival director Liu Jun to revive the work into this new Shanghai-style Peking opera to be performed at this Festival.

Producer: Shi Yihong
Playwrights: Xin Fuchen and Hu Xuehua
Director: Hu Xuehua
Revival Director: Liu Jun
Presented by: HYM Cultural Media Co., Ltd

Characters and Cast
Jin Xiangyu / Qiu Moyan: Shi Yihong
Zhou Huaian: Wang Xilong
Jia Ting: Sun Wei
Cao Shaoqin: Chen Lin

Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one interval
Performed in Mandarin, with surtitles in Chinese and English

Introductory Text

Outreach Programme

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