Tales From Malaysia Baru (27 Nov – 1 Dec 2019)

“Everyone wanted to change the government but no one is willing to change themselves” is the message that critically-acclaimed Penang-based playwright Fa Abdul wants to communicate with her new feature-length comedy, Tales from Malaysia Baru. The two-hour play set in...

Story of Tolol, October 10th-13th 2019

penangpac has taken on the worthy and admirable mission of bringing English translations of successful Malay-language plays to Penang. The thought behind it is to try to attract a wide audience of theatre lovers from every background to join together and experience...

Iolanthe, September 20th & 21st 2019

Iolanthe is one of fourteen Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas that the pair wrote in the late 19th century. Gilbert wrote the words, and created the fanciful, upside-down, absurd worlds that create the, often satirical, comedy of the story, and Sullivan composed the...

Comedy Gold Volume 2, May 18th 2019

We last wrote about Comedy Gold back in January (https://penangfreesheet.my/comedy-gold-volume-2-january-19th-2019/), and are delighted to report that this monthly stand-up comedy event is going from strength to strength. Every month it has been completely sold out,...

One Minute to Midnight, May 3rd-5th 2019

Last May, the people of Penang were treated to the first ever musical to be written, directed, cast and premiered entirely in Penang. Lucky for us, the brains behind that production, which was called Abbie & the A Team, are back again this May, with another...

penangpac Comedy Club, April 17th 2019

Not so very long we wrote about the recent renaissance of the Penang stand up comedy scene, and the now regular monthly Comedy Gold shows at Kim Haus. There is definitely something in the air: local theatre penangpac has decided to launch its own stand up comedy club...