From November 6 to 14, the Shanghai Grand Theatre is presenting nine performances of “The Throne and the Poetry”. The musical follows Li Congjia, the sixth son of the Emperor known for his prodigal love of poetry, and the sudden murder of his older brother. The audience sees his clash between his identity as emperor or poet and Li Congjia’s gradual replacement into his darker side, Li Yu, before becoming the final emperor of the Southern Tang Dynasty. Two hours long, the musical integrates traditional Chinese and electronic rock. Wang Yang and Zhang Zhihan play Li Chongjia, Wang Minhui and Xu Zhehui play Li Yu. “The Throne and the Poetry” is directed and choreographed by Liu Xiaoyi, written by Zhang Yinxin, co-written by Sun Haocheng and Fu Zhe, and composed by Zhang Bo. Performances begin at 2pm or 7.30pm, tickets start at 80rmb.
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