Reviews of current and coming shows and events in Penang.

Malaysia’s First Live Performance Post-MCO

Malaysia’s First Live Performance Post-MCO

Today, July 1st, theatres are permitted to open for the first time since the lockdown started, and penangpac at Straits Quay will be the first theatre in the country to put on a live performance, The Ice Kacang Project, Friday 3rd until Sunday 5th at 8.30pm. So what...

Murals, Now & Then, Until March 22nd

Murals, Now & Then, Until March 22nd

Murals, Now & Then is the 4th Solo Art exhibition of Mr Hoo Chee Few. It opened on March 8th at Galeri Seni Mutiara. the exhibition is about the artist’s impressions of murals and street art, represented in watercolours. Hoo Chee Few is a Penang-born artist who is...

Red Velvet, 26th-29th March 2020

Red Velvet, 26th-29th March 2020

Red Velvet The Play is billed as a “dark comedy”. In fact it has been described to me as a play that deals with taboo issues that are viscerally uncomfortable for some people, making them laugh as a deflection or a release. What are these issues? Paedophilia, hidden...

Belang, Until March 31st 2020

Belang, Until March 31st 2020

Belang is an exciting show that has brought together 75 of the country’s top artists as part of the Government agenda to fight against wildlife poachers and those who seek to endanger the Malayan tiger. In Dutch, Belang means “interest” but in Malay it means...