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China's top award for theatre to showcase 17 plays in GBA

The 31st Chinese Drama Plum Blossom Award, the country's top honour for opera and drama, will be held in Guangzhou from May 8 to 23, 2023, and set up two sub-venues in the Hong Kong and Macao SARs. Seventeen plays covering 11 genres of theatre will be presented to the public.

The 28th Chinese Drama Plum Blossom Award held in Guangzhou (Photo: Nanfang Daily)

This is the fourth time that Guangzhou has held the Chinese Drama Plum Blossom Award, and 15 artists will be awarded. It will be an audio-visual feast for the audience, with productions adapted from classic plays of opera, stage plays, and traditional Chinese operas like Peking Opera, Cantonese Opera, Kunqu Opera, and so on.

Poster of opera To My Wife (Photo provided to GDToday) 

Poster of Kunqu Opera Qu Qiubai (Photo provided to GDToday) 

Poster of Cantonese Opera Princess Wencheng (Photo provided to GDToday)

Furthermore, these performances will be staged at Guangdong Arts Theatre, Guangzhou Friendship Theatre, Guangzhou Beilei Theatre, Hung Sin-nui Opera House, Guangdong Cantonese Opera Arts Center in Guangzhou, Ko Shan Theatre in Hong Kong, as well as Macao's Venetian Theatre. Audiences can enjoy subsidies with ticket prices of 80, 120, and 180 RMB.

Author: Holly

Editor: Olivia, Nan, Monica, James

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