Cantonese opera fans would know Leung Siu Meng and Mak Mun Kit, lead artistes of the Zhanjiang CO Troupe. But ZJ also has a supporting cast of youthful versatile artistes who play secondary roles (characters of less importance) and other supporting roles (maids, soldiers, dancers, bandits, etc). They add zest and vigour to the show. They sometimes do take lead roles in operas or opera excerpts.
Here are some pictures of these artistes. These photos, except one, were taken backstage.
Men also yak, yak, yak… about hair-pieces?
A picture of calmness. This is Ng Kim Meng, the second sheng, but he is just an imperial guard in this show.
A handsome scholar
This is Lum Teng, the second dan. Tonight she is only a maid.
This 'dao ma dan' is Mok Yin Wun, all ready for battle.
Another 'dao ma dan', Leong Yin Har
Another lovely maid…”Pray people will notice the beautiful pink shoes I’m wearing.”
A pretty female warrior. I find that many of the dans here are pretty.
…thinking whether to add a 'butterfly'?
Everything must be correct