Date：27 March - 12 April 2015
Venue：Drama Centre（National Library Building floor 3）••••••••••
Sixty years ago a secret manual was hidden by a cult under the Southern Arch. Legend says that the Arch, which opens every six decades, is due to open again - and he who retrieves the secret manual shall command the wulin world and reign over the realm of martial arts.
There has been peace in the wulin world since the fall of the cult. But the obsession with invincibility continues to draw warriors into battle. The spiral of blood and death threatens to bury their secrets forever.
Our story begins here. It is a tale of injustice and vengeance, crossing three generations of bloodshed and violence. Now, the Arch is about to re-open and the secret manual will be returned to the world. Will this mark the final battle?
“The handsomely mounted play is an evocative treat for wuxia fans, but does not have the heft that one expects of a show billed as an epic tale.”
— Ho Ai Li,The Straits Times,29 March 2015
— 韩劳达,《联合早报 · 现在》,2 April 2015
“…Legends of the Southern Arch is a well-crafted and impressive homage to a beloved genre, a deft and ambitious production that deserves a wider audience.”
— Helmi Yusof,The Business Times,3 April 2015
Art originates from life. Theatre is like a mirror that reflects the people and happenings in life from a different perspective, encouraging us to look within ourselves and to observe the ways of others.
Kuo Jian Hong | Artistic Director