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  1. Location, location, location- Joyce strikes again with fashion preview at Sunbeam Theatre

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... North Point's home of Cantonese opera, the Sunbeam Theatre, was rented for the two-day fashion preview last week. Racks of clothes from such brands as Lanvin, Alexander Wang and Neil ...

  2. Fashion and comedy on theatre's bill

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... open. The refurbished Sunbeam Theatre reopened yesterday, three months after it was saved at the last minute from permanent closure by opera writer Li Kui-ming. Li said the theatre was fully ... and celebrated Cantonese opera actress Hung Sin-nui were among the fans and performers who packed the theatre yesterday for its official reopening. Hung, 88, travelled from her home in Guangzhou ...

  3. A sneak peek at revamped North Point theatre

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Cantonese opera enthusiasts will find a brighter environment and refurbished seating when the Sunbeam Theatre re-opens next month. Opera lovers feared the famous North Point theatre, founded in 1972, would close for good last month. But a last-minute rescue bid by playwright Li Kui-ming secured a new four-year lease and, instead of shutting its doors ...

  4. Ray of hope for Sunbeam Theatre

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Just as the stage doors are ready to close at the historic Sunbeam Theatre, there is a glimmer of hope that the centre for Cantonese opera in North ... million rent per month. Cantonese opera playwright Li Kui-ming and his Prime Splendor Theatrical Troupe met Law on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of leasing the theatre. The theatre ...

  5. Deal keeps Sunbeam Theatre open

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau and Vivienne Chow The show will go on at the Sunbeam Theatre, at least for the next four years. A last-minute deal between the landlord and a new tenant saved the landmark theatre from destruction. And chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying played a key role in brokering the deal. Cantonese Opera playwright Li Kui-ming signed a contract yesterday to rent ...

  6. Stage set for swansong at Sunbeam Theatre

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan It is only a matter of time before the curtain falls on the city's only permanent Chinese Opera venue, the historic Sunbeam Theatre, the chairman of the Cantonese Opera ... off and granted the theatre a lifeline with a new three-year lease, but it came at a price- the monthly rent jumping from HK$208,000 to HK$698,000. But now, only about halfway through ...

  7. Sunbeam Theatre deal confirmed

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Home Affairs Bureau has confirmed that the landlord of the Sunbeam Theatre, a popular venue for Cantonese opera in North Point, has agreed to extend the tenancy for three years. The renewal is expected to allow sufficient time for opera troupes to migrate smoothly to other performance venues such as the Ko Shan Theatre and the West Kowloon Cultural District. ...

  8. Plan to revamp community hall should Sunbeam Theatre close

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A community hall with upgraded facilities, instead of a purpose-built theatre, would be able to cater for lovers of Cantonese opera in North Point if Sunbeam Theatre closes, ... an additional venue in North Point would not be necessary because new venues would be available in the West Kowloon Cultural District and Yau Ma Tei, and the Ko Shan Theatre in Hung Hom would ...

  9. Slim hope for Sunbeam Theatre lease extension

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow The government still hopes the Sunbeam Theatre, Hong Kong's hub for Cantonese opera, will keep running even though the chance that its landlord will extend the lease ... the panel that the landlord and Sunbeam Theatre had not yet reached an agreement over the North Point premises, 'but we hope that they can continue negotiations'. The theatre's lease ...

  10. Bid to keep Sunbeam Theatre rejected

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow The government has rejected a call from legislators to preserve the Sunbeam Theatre after the new lease expires in three years. Members of Legco's home affairs panel passed a motion yesterday to call for the government to conserve the North Point theatre, Hong Kong's only privately run venue for Cantonese opera. Some legislators urged the government ...




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