“China Anhui Opera Institute is proud to present A Terrified Soul, an exciting new adaptation of Macbeth. An eclectic fusion of contemporary and classical Chinese opera elements.” (description from the Fringe Programme)Read More
“From award-winning director Nicholas Barter comes a 1920s Chinese inspired version of Shakespeare’s much loved comedy performed by the Shanghai Theatre Academy. This production is a must-see and will reinvigorate one of Shakespeare’s best plays with traditional Chinese elements, including stunning colourful Chinese costumes and classical music played on the vertical bamboo flute.” --description from Fringe programme
Part of the official programme commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare.
"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)."Read More
As part of the official programme commemorating the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare, Performance Infinity helped the ‘The Malachites’ break new ground by taking responsibility for their first international tour of China.
Founded in 2013 ‘The Malachites’ are a site-specific theatre company who aim to reconnect Shakespeare and his plays to the areas in which he lived and worked, as well as bringing their own unique style to an international audience.
This year saw the Malachites take Hamlet, perhaps Shakespeare’s most revered play, to the Guangzhou Dramatic Arts Centre, China. Having previously played in venues ranging from historic gardens to Churches, this was an event not to be missed. In conjunction with Performance Infinity, ‘The Malachites’ production received critical acclaim, performing to a sold out Chinese audience.Read More