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南海十三郎 The Mad Phoenix

When:

Fri Feb 28 2014, 8:00pm
Sat Mar 1 2014, 2:30pm
Sat Mar 1 2014, 9:00pm

Where: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $108.00
  • Standard: $88.00
  • Standard: $68.00
  • Standard: $48.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Cantonese with Mandarin subtitles.

The Mad Phoenix (南海十三郎) finally returns to the stage after 15 years! For the very first time in Singapore, come watch this hilarious and bittersweet Hong Kong stage play by actors Tse Kwan Ho (谢君豪), Perry Chiu (焦媛), Lee Lung (李龙), and more. Be amazed by the classic work of renowned playwright Raymond To (杜国威), and producer-cum-director Clifton Ko (高志森). The Mad Phoenix is brought to you by MediaCorp VizPro International and Spring-Time Productions.

The Mad Phoenix is based on the tragic life story of the eccentric 20th century Cantonese opera playwright, Kong Yu Kau. The play follows Kong's life from his rebellious days as the 13th son of an official, to his rise in prominence as the top Cantonese opera songwriter and playwright of his generation, and eventually to his death in the late 70s. Due to his eccentric personality, many were confused whether he was a genius or just simply insane. This earned Kong the nickname, The Mad Phoenix.

The Mad Phoenix saw great success in Hong Kong in May this year, when it broke records of selling out 24 shows, with more than 80% of the tickets snapped up within the first day of ticket sales. In addition, many who have already watched the play requested for additional show dates so that they could watch the show again and relive the hilarious and bittersweet tale.

The Mad Phoenix was adapted into a drama series in 1993 and a film with the same title, which won many awards including "Best Actor" (Tse Kwan Ho), "Best Adapted Screenplay Award"(Raymond To) and “Best Editing Award” at the 1997 Golden Horse Awards, as well as "Best Screenplay Award" at the Hong Kong Film Awards in 1998.

Tse Kwan Ho is a veteran actor with more than a decade of experience in film acting. His sentiments for The Mad Phoenix is apparent as he likens the play to the works of modern Chinese language Kung Fu novelist, Louis Cha(金庸), in which he has expressed that he would never get sick of the script no matter how many times he has read it. He said, "When Raymond invited me to perform in the play, I immediately agreed. I was so ecstatic, which was different from how I felt 15 years ago. Back then, it was very stressful, but now, it's very enjoyable."

In one of his interviews, producer Clifton Ko initially felt that many Hong Kongers no longer placed emphasis on traditional Chinese values. However, from the response of the sold-outshows in Hong Kong, he was pleased to learn that Hong Kongers are still preserving traditions,which is the essence of this play.

The Mad Phoenix is a fusion of drama and opera performances with a combination of tradition and modern narratives. This compelling story will be told in Cantonese and is sure to bring you on a journey of nostalgia and leave you at the edge of your seats. You wouldn't want to miss this classic stage play!

有人說他是天才!
有人說他是瘋子!
一代著名劇作家南海十三郎傳奇一生故事!

南海十三郎,原名江譽球,為清末太史公十三公子,為人孤高不凡,文才出眾。
萬千寵愛一身的他,往往做事「與別不同」,「出人意表」,「不驚人、不罷休」!
他的才華令他成為了二、三十年代的劇壇名編劇及作曲家,有說他能同一時間編寫四個不同的劇本之舉,堪稱一代奇才!

他為人多情、重情更專情,他對朋友,對親人皆情重,尤其與薜覺先及徒弟唐滌生的一段亦師亦友間的感情,盡在不言中。
他一生只愛上一個不愛她的女子,令他痴戀、迷戀,甚至苦戀數十載。
十三郎從不向環境妥協,我行我素,繾綣一生,有高有低,有起有跌,晚年境況堪虞,潦倒落泊,狀似瘋癲,最後更露宿街頭!

香港狂卖24场! 钻石组合-台湾金马奖影帝谢君豪饰演十三郎, 焦媛饰演女主角梅仙,特别演出粤剧表演家李龙,金牌编剧杜国威及香港著名监制高志森!