A scene from The Impossible Trial, on from September 9, 2022 at the Xiqu Centre in Hong Kong. The creators of the musical hope to attract audiences beyond typical theatregoers. Photo: West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
A scene from The Impossible Trial, on from September 9, 2022 at the Xiqu Centre in Hong Kong. The creators of the musical hope to attract audiences beyond typical theatregoers. Photo: West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

Rock, jazz and hip hop influences in period Chinese musical premiering in Hong Kong about a psychic lawyer

  • The Impossible Trial, a play about a Qing dynasty lawyer and the voice he hears, is the first Cantonese musical to premiere in West Kowloon Cultural District
  • It has a ‘modern sensibility’ its creators hope will attract a wide audience, and will be staged with English subtitles at the Xiqu Centre for Chinese opera

A scene from The Impossible Trial, on from September 9, 2022 at the Xiqu Centre in Hong Kong. The creators of the musical hope to attract audiences beyond typical theatregoers. Photo: West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
A scene from The Impossible Trial, on from September 9, 2022 at the Xiqu Centre in Hong Kong. The creators of the musical hope to attract audiences beyond typical theatregoers. Photo: West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
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