A Thorn Hairpin is a tale of romantic devotion in a feudal society. For this Cantonese opera version, audiences are in for a special treat: the lead roles are performed by on-and-off-screen star couple Law Kar-ying and Liza Wang, seen together in this opera for the first time. They are joined by a star-studded cast of veteran Cantonese opera artists—including Yau Sing-po in the gender-swapping role of the protagonist’s mother—some of whom performed in the 2003 adaptation by Yip Shiu-tak. The new staging recalls the indelible performance of the original production and preserves the poignant dramatic tension of the script while dazzling the audience with new elements added by Law Kar-ying.

Artistic Team:
Playwright: Yip Shiu-tak
Coordination: Liza Wang
Director: Law Kar-ying
Percussion Leader: Yau Lung
Ensemble Leader: Pang Kam-shun

Cast:
Law Kar-ying as Wong Sap-pang
Liza Wang as Chin Yuk-lin
Yau Sing-po as Madame Wong
Lui Hong-kwong as Chin Lau-ying
Sun Kim-long as Suen Yu-kuen
Chan Ka-ming as Madame Yiu
Wan Yuk-yu as Chin Joi-wo
Lam Po-chu as Little Lan
Leung Yee-lin as Madame Lee

Date:
4-5 November 2020 (Wednesday to Thursday)

Time:
7:30pm
Approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes including one intermission

Venue:
Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre

Language:
Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles

Tickets:
$500, $380, $200

Concessions:
Half price for wheelchair user and a companion, people with disabilities and a companion and local full-time students. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission.

Remarks:

Ticketing Enquiries:
(852) 2200 0022, ticketinfo@wkcda.hk

Programme Enquiries:
Hong Kong Arts Festival Society Limited

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.

Organiser:
Hong Kong Arts Festival Society Ltd.

Tickets available from 19 October 2020 (Monday) at 10:00am.

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