The Story of Lu Yanqiu and Mei Yubing (re-scheduled)
- ScreenwriterPoon Yat-fan
Moi Yuk-bing, a lady who has always been ill, has a step-mother, Chu Ming-fung, who treats her badly, so bad that the step-mother even tries to replace Yuk-bing with her own daughter, Moi Yim-tsu, as the bride of the promising Lui Ngan-chau. Deeply in love with Yuk-bing, Ngan-chau insists it has to be Yuk-bing or there will be no bride.
On the wedding day, Yuk-bing drinks a cup of analeptic too strong for her by accident hence starts vomiting blood. Ngan-chau's father, who hated Yuk-bing's illness all along, takes the chance to order his son to marry her sister, Yim-tsu, instead. Ngan-chau makes up a reason, saying he has urgent business in the army, then rushes out the door before the marriage is done. Seeing the left alone Yim-tsu desolated, Lau Si-yun, the scholar who has always been admiring Yim-tsu, comforts her, from the chair then to the bed.
After the night, the bride in affair finds a book on her desk, the book of chastity. She thinks it must be her sister's doing hence plans to end her for good. Her plan is to poison Yuk-bing by sending cakes, but it goes away, her own mother eats the cakes and leaves none for her step-sister.
Finding only her dead mother and Yuk-bing in the whole house, it is only logical to switch the blame of murder to Yuk-bing...
Special announcement (31/07/2020):
As the performances of Phase 1 of Cantonese Opera Young Talent Showcase, originally scheduled to be performed from 15 July to 8 August 2020, were cancelled due to the closure of performance venues, the performances will be re-scheduled at the Yau Ma Tei Theatre.
Patrons who keep the original intact tickets can use them for the rescheduled performance on the assigned dates.
Meanwhile, the rescheduled performance on 27 October 2020 is an accessible performance with Cantonese audio description. Please call 2777-1771 to reserve the audio description device in advance.