The musical is a modern retelling of the literary classic Strange Tales of Liao Zhai, a beloved anthology of Chinese folklore.
The show opens 31st March 2016 at the Drama Centre Theatre.
Veteran Taiwanese actor Inred Liang will star as the Sang Xiao, with Joanna Dong reprising her role as his love interest Ying Ning, the fox spirit. Ethel Yap will play Feng San Niang, with longtime TTP collaborator Sugie returning as Cheng Ban Xian, the zealous Taoist priest.
The Strange Tales of Liao Zhai is a hallmark of Chinese ghost stories and is often adapted in film
In Liao Zhai Rocks!, playwright Wu Xi and directors Kuo Jian Hong and George Chan explore this classic without special effects while injecting rock music. This fresh and dynamic interpretation will give modern audiences a chance to experience this exciting breakthrough.
This edition of Liao Zhai Rocks! also features a tighter storyline and updated music by founders
of Funkie Monkies Productions, Xiaohan and Eric Ng.
A Chinese period musical not be complete with costumes designed by award-winning Bangkok-based costume and fashion house Tube Gallery.
I watched an earlier edition of Liaozhai Rocks! in 2010 and was pretty entertained by the show. I am looking forward to catch the updated 2015 edition.
ABOUT LIAO ZHAI ROCKS!
Like a good old-fashioned Chinese love story, Sang Xiao and Ying Ning falls in love with each other.
All seems well except the fact that Ying Ning is no mere mortal but a vixen spirit! Against her father’s wish, Ying Ning follows Sang Xiao to live in the mortal world.
Along comes the priest-in-training, Cheng Ban Xian, who reveals Ying Ning’s true identity to Sang Xiao. Shocked and confused, the vulnerable Sang Xiao is accidentally poisoned and cast into the underworld by the water ghost, Feng San Niang! Upon hearing this, the lovelorn Ying Ning barges into the underworld to save Sang Xiao, the love of her life, even if it means sacrificing her own life.
Will they outwit the formidable King Yama and escape the dangerous underworld? Will the bittersweet lovers finally get the happily ever after they deserve?
From the creative talents behind “If There’re Seasons…” and Lao Jiu: The Musical comes another long-awaited Chinese musical, Liao Zhai Rocks! by The Theatre Practice. Premiered in 2010, Liao Zhai Rocks! is finally back after 6 long years! Watch the sparks fly as the new stellar cast tells the story of forbidden love between human and ghost through the rebellious tunes of rock music.
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Show Date/Time: 6 April 2016 (Wed), 8PM
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