The Legend of Kwan Tak-hing – On Stage, On Screen and Off
1/F Cantonese Opera Heritage Hall
5 May 2021 - Late 2023
In a career spanning over 70 years in the performing arts, Kwan Tak-hing was a highly esteemed figure in the performing arts sector. Kwan performed on the stage under the stage name "Sun Leng Jau", he was particularly good at portraying General Kwan, and was hailed as "General Kwan Incarnate". Kwan made his debut on the silver screen in the 1930s, his Wong Fei Hung series is highly recognised as a classic in the film history of Hong Kong. Kwan maintained his heroic image on and off screen, always eager to help others and devoting time and effort to charitable causes. 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Kwan, visitors can have an opportunity to revisit the legend's life and career through the invaluable collection of old photos and memorabilia.
A scene from the film The Five Heroes' Deadly Spears
Black Embroidered Costume
Worn by Kwan Tak-hing when performing in the opera Overlord of the Sea.
Postbill of the Kwan Tak Hing Opera Troupe
Donated by Mr. Quan Hon-chuen, David
Poster of The Skyhawk
Kwan Tak-hing receives Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Courtesy of Mr. Quan Hon-chuen, David
Kwan Tak-hing as General Kwan
Donated by Mr. Quan Hon-chuen, David and Mr. Quan Chiu-yeung, Leo