The Peregrinations of Confucius: A New Play on China’s Most Famous Philosopher

Why We Recommend it

Adapted from the texts from the Analects—a compilation of Confucius’ teachings dating back almost 2,000 years—this critically acclaimed new play takes the audience back in time.


This contemporary production recounts the exploits of Confucius, one of the most influential philosophers in Chinese history. He spent 14 years travelling through China’s warring states to preach his political and moral wisdomwhich emphasised on the importance of harmonious interpersonal relationships, respect and filial pietyto the warlords.

The Peregrinations of Confucius stars veteran  Cantonese opera artist Yuen Siu-fai, a veteran who started his performing career at the tender age of seven. He was a protégé of renowned star Mak Bing-wing. His many accolades include Vocalist of the Year (Hong Kong Artists’ Guild 1991) and Badge of Honour (British Government 1992).

The show will be performed in Cantonese and supplemented with Chinese and English subtitles.


When: 20 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019 Where: Grand Theatre, Xiqu Centre – 88 Austin Road West – Tsim Sha Tsui