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The Story

Armed with just a dream, Ah Kit ventures to join a Cantonese Opera troupe. However his dreams are dashed when he earns the wrath of the current superstar incumbent, Fui Koh, and he is hired as a lowly stagehand.

As he works hard to prove himself, he befriends another apprentice, Siu Ngau. His potential is noticed not only by the Manager, but also his daughter, Fei Mui.

As love blossoms between Ah Kit and Fei Mui, the friction increases between Ah Kit and Fui Koh. The superstar feels increasingly threatened by Ah Kit’s presence leading to an inevitable showdown. To what lengths will each go to protect what they hold to their hearts so dearly?


From the award winning duo behindBroken Bridges comes a riveting tale of love, rivalry, hope and dreams. Paper Crane chronicles the rise and fall of musical star, Ah Kit.

Created by a tried and tested team led by Dato’ Faridah Merican and Joe Hasham OAM, Paper Crane is a dramatic story with a touch of romance, humour and 15 catchy Broadway-style songs performed by a 7-piece live band. Also featuring are the stunning and lavish costumes created by famed Japanese designer Shingo Tokihiro.

Performed primarily in Cantonese with scene by scene descriptions in English and Chinese. Paper Crane is a production of The Actors Studio under its Seni Teater Rakyat programme.