• Artistic Director Loong Koon-tin

    Contending for the Bride

    • Screenwriter
      Poon Yat-fanYip Shiu-tak
    16. 09. 202319:30
    17. 09. 202319:30
Performance Introduction

At Chinese New Year Eve, Kuai Nam-ping (Gui Nanping) and Yu Kit-ching (Yu Jiezhen) fall in love at first sight after Nam-ping rescues Kit-ching and her maid from Cho Tit-ho (Chu Tiehao)’s molestation. However, Kit-ching’s father Yu Yau-choi (Yu Yaucai), not happy with Nam-ping's poor background, breaks off the engagement that was made before Nam-ping’s and Kit-ching’s birth. He further agrees to marry Kit-ching to Tit-ho.

Yau-choi is furious to find that Nam-ping meets Kit-ching in secret and so announces that anyone who presents a betrothal gift which matches the Yu family's wealth can get the bride. Nam-ping comes earlier than Tit-ho for the bride but is expelled on the accusation of embezzling. Unwilling to marry Tit-ho, Kit-ching disguises herself as the bridesmaid and has Kit-bing (Jiebing) disguised as the bride when Tit-ho comes. Her plan fails and the parties take the case to the court.

With his powerful status, Tit-ho compels Bat Shau-fat (Bi Shoufa) to find Nam-ping guilty and forces Kit-ching to be his wife. Luckily, Nam-ping’s father arrives with the imperial edict and reprimands Tit-ho and Yau-choi. Nam-ping and Kit-ching are married. The story comes to a happy ending.