• Artistic Director Loong Koon-tin

    Red Silk Shoes and The Murder

    • Screenwriter
      Tong Tik-sang
    19. 01. 201619:30
    20. 01. 201619:30
Performance Introduction

The widow Yeung Lau-giu has an affair with a yamen secretary Chun Saam-fung. He murders his sick lawful wife so that Lau-giu can pose as his wife and follow him to his new post in Lin’an, leaving behind an embroidered shoe and a headless corpes. The county magistrate rules that Lau-giu was murdered by Lau-giu’s sister-in-law and her lover, Yuk-kwai and Tze-hing. Tze-hing’s teacher, Zor Wai-Ming, rushes to Suzhou to save him. One night, a female ghost leads Wai-ming to a poplar tree where he digs out a severed head. Wai-ming finds out from Yuk-Kwai that the head does not belong to Lau-giu and that Lau-giu has an affair with Saam-fung. Wai-ming has Saam-fung transferred back to Suzhou. Yuk-kwai immediately recognises Saam-fung’s “wife” as Lau-giu, her widowed sister-in-law. The investigation shows some promise and Wai-ming has a plan in mind...