Sichuan People's Art Theatre
Teahouse
Theatre 
15–16 Feb 2020
Sichuan People's Art Theatre
Teahouse
Theatre 
15–16 Feb 2020
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Sichuan People's Art Theatre
Teahouse
Theatre 
15–16 Feb 2020

Sichuan People’s Art Theatre
Teahouse

The Hong Kong Arts Festival has been informed by the Sichuan People’s Art Theatre that their production of Teahouse will not be staged at the 48th Hong Kong Arts Festival as originally planned.

Advance Bookings for this performance have been stopped with immediate effect. For audiences who have already reserved tickets for Teahouse during the Advance Bookings period, the performance will remain included in the total number of performances booked for the purpose of calculating the discount offered.

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The Hong Kong Arts Festival has been informed by the Sichuan People’s Art Theatre that their production of Teahouse will not be staged at the 48th Hong Kong Arts Festival as originally planned.

Advance Bookings for this performance have been stopped with immediate effect. For audiences who have already reserved tickets for Teahouse during the Advance Bookings period, the performance will remain included in the total number of performances booked for the purpose of calculating the discount offered.

A masterpiece in Chinese theatre history reimagined by Li Liuyi in a vivid Sichuanese style

“Classic works should live on, on the stages of every generation. They shouldn’t be left to collect dust on our bookshelves.” Li Liuyi

Following his critically acclaimed staging of Hamlet at the 2019 HKAF, director Li Liuyi brings local audiences another thought-provoking adaptation: Lao She’s Teahouse, a sweeping portrait of the forces of modernity told in three acts of history.

Received with general praise in 1957 at the height of the Hundred Flowers Movement, the play was performed only twice by the Beijing People’s Art Theatre before falling prey, like its author, to the fervour of the Cultural Revolution. Spanning some fifty years—from the twilight of the crumbling Qing dynasty to the dawn of the Warlord Era and society’s turning tides post-WWII—Teahouse follows the fortunes of the patrons and proprietors of the city’s last remaining traditional teahouse. Voices mingle, tensions brew, and affairs of state never leave ordinary lives untouched.

Since its revival in the 1970s, Teahouse has remained a pillar of modern Chinese theatre, faithful to its original on stages worldwide. It is only recently that creative minds have given this classic a contemporary revamp. Li Liuyi’s new version transplants the iconic tale from Beijing to the rich tea culture of Chengdu, infusing Lao She’s Beijing-dialect original with the wit, energy and force of expression of Sichuanese language and culture. Featuring more than 70 characters and a new ending that extends the story’s timeline, Li’s Teahouse pays homage to the work and its author through demonstrating Lao She’s prescient, unflinching vision of the revolving doors of history and a story for our times.

Approx 3 hrs 30 mins incl one interval
Performed in Sichuanese with Chinese and English surtitles
Playwright 
Lao She 

Director
Li Liuyi

Stage Design
Yan Wenlong

Lighting Design
Hu Yaohui

Costumes Design
Men Xiaoguang

Music & Sound Design
Liu Bo

Music Arrangement
Wang Xiaogang

Main Cast
Jia Jianli
Yang Xinzhou
Kong Fei
Teahouse Backstage Tour

[Event cancellation] 

The Hong Kong Arts Festival has been informed by the Sichuan People’s Art Theatre that their production of Teahouse will not be staged at the 48th Hong Kong Arts Festival as originally planned.  As a result, the PLUS programme “Teahouse Backstage Tour”, originally scheduled on 16 Feb 2020 (Sun) will be cancelled.

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A masterpiece in Chinese theatre history reimagined by Li Liuyi in a vivid Sichuanese style

“Classic works should live on, on the stages of every generation. They shouldn’t be left to collect dust on our bookshelves.” Li Liuyi

Following his critically acclaimed staging of Hamlet at the 2019 HKAF, director Li Liuyi brings local audiences another thought-provoking adaptation: Lao She’s Teahouse, a sweeping portrait of the forces of modernity told in three acts of history.

Received with general praise in 1957 at the height of the Hundred Flowers Movement, the play was performed only twice by the Beijing People’s Art Theatre before falling prey, like its author, to the fervour of the Cultural Revolution. Spanning some fifty years—from the twilight of the crumbling Qing dynasty to the dawn of the Warlord Era and society’s turning tides post-WWII—Teahouse follows the fortunes of the patrons and proprietors of the city’s last remaining traditional teahouse. Voices mingle, tensions brew, and affairs of state never leave ordinary lives untouched.

Since its revival in the 1970s, Teahouse has remained a pillar of modern Chinese theatre, faithful to its original on stages worldwide. It is only recently that creative minds have given this classic a contemporary revamp. Li Liuyi’s new version transplants the iconic tale from Beijing to the rich tea culture of Chengdu, infusing Lao She’s Beijing-dialect original with the wit, energy and force of expression of Sichuanese language and culture. Featuring more than 70 characters and a new ending that extends the story’s timeline, Li’s Teahouse pays homage to the work and its author through demonstrating Lao She’s prescient, unflinching vision of the revolving doors of history and a story for our times.

Approx 3 hrs 30 mins incl one interval
Performed in Sichuanese with Chinese and English surtitles
Cast & Production
Playwright 
Lao She 

Director
Li Liuyi

Stage Design
Yan Wenlong

Lighting Design
Hu Yaohui

Costumes Design
Men Xiaoguang

Music & Sound Design
Liu Bo

Music Arrangement
Wang Xiaogang

Main Cast
Jia Jianli
Yang Xinzhou
Kong Fei
PLUS
Teahouse Backstage Tour

[Event cancellation] 

The Hong Kong Arts Festival has been informed by the Sichuan People’s Art Theatre that their production of Teahouse will not be staged at the 48th Hong Kong Arts Festival as originally planned.  As a result, the PLUS programme “Teahouse Backstage Tour”, originally scheduled on 16 Feb 2020 (Sun) will be cancelled.