Romeo and Juliet Kunqu Opera
Presented in Mandarin (with English subtitles)
Debut on July 30, 2016 in Chenzhou, China
Hunan Kunqu Opera Troupe
Directed by Wang Xiaoying
Part of the William Shakespeare - Tang Xianzu 400 Year Commemoration
"From the Hunan Kunqu Opera Troupe comes Shakespeare’s most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet, told in the traditional Kunqu opera style. The beauty of 14th-century opera and the majesty of Shakespeare’s work collide in this visually stunning tale of two star-crossed lovers. Directed by China’s award-winning director, Wang Xiaoying, known for his critically acclaimed production of Richard III at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. (Guardian).
‘Every bit as exciting as you could imagine’ (Morning Star)."
--description from Fringe programme
Included in a feature on Chinese culture showcased at Edinburgh 2016.
Playing August 7-9, 2016, New Town Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe