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In ancient China, the highest of ambitions was to pass the imperial examinations and become a civil servant.
Dejected protagonist Lu has tried and failed the exams three times.
On his way home Lu stops at an inn, but while waiting to be served his food he falls into a deep sleep in which he dreams of an entire well-spent life.
Lu studies for exams, earns a degree, falls in love, gets married and has children, is condemned to death, is cleared of all charges, and slowly grows old.
Just as his food is about to be served, the young man wakes and realises it was nothing but a dream.
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London E8 1EJ
Performance days & times
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Lu - Li He
Taoist Priest - Guan Dongtian (Invited)
Prime Minister - Chen Zhirong
Eunuch - Zhu Min
Waiter/Old Maidservant - Sun Bo
Cui - Zeng Junhui
Donkey/Officer/Illegitimate Son - Wang Fang
Dog/Foreman/Eldest Son - Hu Wei
Rooster/Youngest Son - Wang Ping
Fire/County Official - Chen Huanhuan
Fire/Xiao - Ma Junwen
Fire/Pei - Wan Jing
Author: Tang Zianzu, adapted by Yu Qingfeng, Qu Zhaojie
Composer: Dong Weijie
Director: Wang Xiaodi
Set designer: Ji Qiao
Costume designer: Li Raying
Lighting: Xing Xin
Movement: Yao Xiaoming