Friday, May 30, 2008

209 REVIEW : ‘ The Grand Substitution ‘

‘ The Grand Substitution ‘

Cast : Li Li-hua , Yen Chun , Ivy Ling Po
Director : Yen Chun


A royal infant was substituted with another by a righteous doctor who intent to save him from a traitor minister. The infant was later adopted by the traitor and after fifteen years, the grown up son reunited with his royal princess mother and avenged for the father’s death ….

Rating : 4 ½ stars of 5

1 comment:

Amelia said...

An excellent libretto with wonderful and talented superb cast, well-earned painstaking plot, beautiful costumes and songs......etc! Say no more, a Huangmei opera no one should miss! Bravo!

Yen Chun acted and directed brilliantly. Lili Wah and Ivy Ling Po's roles as mother and son radiated energy and enthusiasm and gave me heartfelt sadness and tears. Again, Ling Po was so passionate with her portrayal that ultimately she had stolen the show in the end. She acted her part extremely well as a very handsome, cute, naive, lost prince of Lili Wah. I have seen it 3 times and will definitely watch it again and again in future.:)