William Shakespeare meets Beijing Opera in this amazing multi-cultural mash-up. Catch this one-off performance on July 3rd in order to experience a true theatrical meeting of East and West!
When Christopher Sly interrupts a performance of Beijing Opera, insulting artist and art alike, little does he know that larger powers are mobilising to get their revenge. When the beautiful Queen Mab offers him everything he wants in a dream, what can stop that dream from invading reality?
Join a group of young theatre specialists from around the world for their only public Shanghai performance of this exciting new work. Queen Mab weaves together excerpts from the text of Romeo and Juliet with a narrative inspired by Tang Xianzu’s contemporary masterpiece, The Peony Pavilion. This short piece seeks to use the contrasts in the aesthetics of English and Chinese theatrical traditions to bend the boundaries between dream and reality
It might be your only chance to see Chinese Opera performed in Shakespearean English!
TICKETS: on the door only! 100 RMB / 50 RMB for children and students
ADDRESS: The Pearl – 471 Zhapu Lu near Wujin Lu (虹口区乍浦路471号)