Based on a classic tale, this award-winning production is a philosophical portrayal of an emperor facing the end of his rule. With the Ming empire hopelessly besieged, Emperor Chongzhen tries to summon his officials for a final rally. When none of his men respond to the call of the bell, he realises his powerlessness and prepares to meet his fate. The lead in this rare Kunqu tale of war is played by Li An, winner of a 2013 Plum Blossom Award for his role as Chongzhen.
Li An as Emperor Chongzhen
Chen Li as Empress Zhou
Wu Shuang as Zhou Kui
Ji Yunfeng as Li Guozhen
Zhang Weiwei as Wang Chengen
26 August 2020 (Wednesday)
Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including an intermission of 15 minutes
Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre
Regional languages with Chinese and English surtitles
$450, $380, $280, $180
Half price for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and a companion, Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients and full-time students. Ticket holders must present proof of eligibility on admission.
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20% discount for purchases of standard tickets for all three shows (Ringing the Palace Bell, The Story of the Jade Hairpin and The Outburst of a Shrew). Tickets must be purchased together in one transaction at the Xiqu Centre Ticket Office or by calling our ticketing hotline (852) 2200 0022 only.
Group Booking Discounts:
- 20% discount for online group purchase of 8 or more standard tickets (same price, same performance) in one transaction.
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Suitable for ages 6 and above
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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.
Tickets on sale date to be announced.