Legends of the Southern Arch
“Under the sheltering sky everyone is your enemy”
60 years ago a secret manual was hidden by a cult under the Southern Arch. When the Arch reopens, warriors fight to retrieve it, as the one who owns it will rule the martial arts realm.
The Theatre Practice presents a love letter to the wuxia genre, travelling back in time to ancient China to bring the mythical exploits of martial arts heroes to the stage. A political satire that explores the tensions between destruction and growth, unrest and stability, audiences are kept at the edge of their seats as weapons clash and actors fly across the stage (literally).
Legend of the Southern Arch is a dazzling epic that merges the frameworks of wuxia’s cinematic genre with theatre and combines classic Chinese text with explosive stage combat and stunt choreography in a thrilling tale about injustice, vengeance and rebellion.
Language: Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles
Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes
Recommended Audience Capacity: 500 – 600
18 x Cast
1 x Director
1 x Producer/Tour Manager
20 x Production Crew
“The handsomely mounted play is an evocative treat for wuxia fans…”
– The Straits Times
“…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.”
– The Business Times