Performance Infinity in collaboration with the Hunan Kunqu Opera Troupe, assisted in managing their performance of the tragic romance ‘Romeo and Juliet’, part of the official programme marking the 400th year anniversary of the deaths of Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare. One of Shakespeare most well-known and admired plays, it tells the tale of two lovers who defy being apart in spite of their family’s bitter feud. However, in the plays final tragic scenes their lives are lost, in no small part because of the animosity between the two lovers great house’s. The play offers the perfect opportunity for the ‘Hunan Kunqu Opera Troupe’, honoured by China’s Cultural Communications Bureau as being the most famous performing arts troupe in China, the perfect platform to showcase their vast talent. The Kunqu form of Chinese opera pre-dates Shakespeare by around two hundred years and is noted for its emotionally charged portrayals, graceful imagery and poetic beauty. Critically acclaimed director, Wang Xiaoying, brought together both the finest traditions of Chinese and British theatre to create a truly special piece of work. The performance received a high degree of media attention both in the U.K and China, where it was featured on C.C.T.V, China’s national broadcasting agency.