Archive | Comedy


Syiok Sendiri : Halloween Spooktacular! October 13th-15th 2017

It’s a wonderfully improbable Penang story. Syiok Sendiri was intended to be a one-off ‘just for fun’ comedy show for Christmas back in 2014, but proved to be such a hit with both local and international audiences, despite the non-English Language segments of every performance, that it just keeps on coming back. Now in its […]

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Butterworth Fringe Festival, August 12th-13th 2017

The Butterworth Fringe Festival is an annual event that first occurred in 2015 during that year’s George Town festival. It is a public and free street event celebrating art, heritage and culture, aiming to promote the development of both local and international art and putting the spotlight on the mainland Penang community of Butterworth.  In […]

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A Simple Space

A Simple Space, August 11th and 12th 2017

A Simple Space from the award-winning Adelaide-based acrobatics troupe Gravity and Other Myths premiered at the 2013 Adelaide Fringe, and has since been performed all over the world to critical and popular acclaim. We are truly fortunate to have them visit us here in Penang as part of this year’s George Town Festival.       […]

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Syiok Sendiri 6 : One Night Only – 3rd Jun 2017

Syiok Sendiri! is inspired by the Malaysian way of life, a way of life which provides the director with an endless source of comedic material. This satirical comedy-variety show, after three years, and now in its 6th iteration, is still very fresh, and very funny. Although the director, John Shebat de Silva, humbly claims that the show does not […]

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FOURPLAY, February 2017

Fancy FOURPLAY this Valentines? Four directors, four original plays, four languages (or is it 3.5?)…sorry not what you were thinking! This year take your Valentine out for a spot of theatre. In conjunction with Valentine’s Day, the Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac) offers up a variety platter of love in its latest production – FOURPLAY. […]

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Romeo & Juliet, February 24th 2017

Ride on with us through all the countryside, With comedies and tragedies of old; Four actors upon bikes are wont to ride, To play the greatest stories ever told. Shakespeare’s coming back to Penang on two wheels! The HandleBards is a troupe of cycling actors who carry their set, props and costumes across the globe […]

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