Theatre, Literary Arts, Festival

Storytellers’ Wisdom - A Crosstalk Production《十五万大军直取西城而來》

Organised by: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: Comedians Workshop (Taiwan)
  • Date:
    4 Feb 2020
  • Time:
  • Duration:
    2h 20min, including 20min intermission
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Concert Hall
    Esplanade Concert HallEsplanade Concert Hall
  • Language:
    Performed in Mandarin, no surtitles.


What does Detective Conan and Justice Bao have in common? Can the capable Sun Wukong with his endless transformations survive in the modern society? What can Jin Yong's stories tell you about the philosophy of 'three'?

With a focus on the Empty Fort Strategy from the classic Chinese military directives Thirty-Six Stratagems, Storytellers' Wisdom is a lighthearted crosstalk production that enacts the various chapters of Chinese culture and history through an engaging performance filled with clever dialogue and witty humour.

An original creation by the renowned Comedians Workshop from Taiwan, Storytellers' Wisdom features a selection of the group's best works performed by established theatre practitioners including Feng Yi-Gang and Sung Shao-Ching. Discover humorous anecdotes about life told through stories from Romance of Three Kingdoms, Justice Bao, Sun Wukong and classics from famed Chinese martial arts novelist Jin Yong!

Storytellers’ Wisdom - A Crosstalk Production《十五万大军直取西城而來》