Archive | Theatre


Stuck (Children’s Theatre), May 10th-11th 2017

On the 10th and 11th of May STUCK will show in Komtar. Adam Bamptom-Smith of Big Wooden Horse from the UK teams up with Aaron Teoh and Safia Hanifah, two local stage performers. With Big Wooden Horse’s experience in producing theatre for children, and Teoh and Hanifah’s standing in the local musical theatre scene, it […]

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Shakespeare Demystified: Macbeth, 27th-30th April 2017

“Fair is foul, and foul is fair” Macbeth, Act I, Scene I EXPLANATION: What’s beautiful will eventually become ugly and vice versa. Things would be opposite to what they appear. This is the most important line in Macbeth as it is considered the closest description of the theme of the play. Interpreted as Macbeth’s fair […]

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Plastic City, March 3rd-5th 2017

  Environmental friendly ‘wayang kulit’ (shadow play)? Definitely an innovative way to spread awareness about recycling! Plastic City is a contemporary shadow play with upcycled objects. It addresses the issue of overwhelming amounts of disposable plastic products in our world.   Plastic is non-biodegradable but this doesn’t stop us humans from using an insane amount […]

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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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Much Ado About Nothing, Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th October

2016 is the 400th anniversary of playwright William Shakespeare’s death, and penangpac has celebrated by offering Penangites more Shakespeare plays than usual this year . The latest is Much Ado About Nothing, a comedy that is considered one of Shakespeare’s best, because it combines hilarity with more serious reflections on honour, shame, and the machinations of court politics. […]

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