Weekly Picks: Malaysia (22-28 Apr 2019)

For events in Penang this week, go to the Penang Free Sheet.

Kandang, at klpac, 25–28 Apr

This award-winning Malay language theatre adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm returns to the stage. This production is directed by Omar Ali, who also co-adapted the play. Performed in Malay with English surtitles.

Tickets are RM60 (RM50 TAS and RM40 concessions). More info here.


Pohlitik, at DPAC, 24–28 Apr

Pohlitik throws a polarising question into the ring: What happens if Malaysia gets its first Chinese prime minister? Three young male poets find themselves in the midst of a conflict that could possibly shake up the nation.

Tickets are RM55. More info here.


Seni Tiga #03: Void in Void, at KongsiKL, 27 Apr, 9pm

A multidisciplinary collaborative performance series. This edition features director/visual artist Liew Chee Heai, along with dancer Lee Ren Xin and sound designers Gideon Alubakhan Chen and Aki. Pop-up food stalls will also be at the venue from 6pm.

Admission is RM30 (RM15 children). More info here.


Pokok Bunian Sudah Mati, at klpac, 26 Apr, 8:30pm

A pop-up site-specific performance devised by the ensemble of youth theatre programme T4YP with director-in-residence Tung Jit Yang at a large tree that recently fell in klpac. The theme tackles aging and tragedy, drawing inspiration from the site.

Admission by minimum donation of RM10. More info here.


Sharul Channa, at Crackhouse Comedy Club KL, 26 Apr, 9pm

Singaporean comedian Sharul Channa is fierce and hilarious, bringing us her sharp-tongued brand of comedy for one night in conjunction with Crackhouse’s 5th Anniversary.

Tickets are RM50 online, RM60 walk-in. More info here.



Pulau Ketam International Art Festival, at Pulau Ketam, 21 Apr – 8 May

Pulau Ketam is an island located off the coast of port Klang, and has its own international art festival! This year, resident artists will work for a month on reclaiming and recycling waste materials into designed objects and art. Artists will collaborate with the Pulau Ketam recycling centre and local initiative Biji Biji. Visitors are welcome.

Official FB page here.


Cosmopolitan Intimacies: Malay Film Music, at Gerakbudaya, 27 Apr, 3–5pm

A book launch for Cosmopolitan Intimacies: Malay Film Music from the Independence Era by Dr Adil Johan, an in-depth study of film music from the golden age of Malay film. This will be followed by a forum that discusses Malay film music and nation-making between the author, and academic Dr Alicia Izharuddin, moderated by Ikhlas Abdul Hadi.

Admission is free. More info here.


TJIS Vol. 29: The Full Monty, at Intunnation, 25 Apr, 8pm

This monthly show features singer-songwriter HelloLuqman, with opening act, spoken word performer Aliff Awan. There will also be open mic performers.

Admission is RM20. More info here.


Euphrasia – The Musical 2019, at klpac, 26–28 Apr

This original musical is inspired by the true story of Mother Mary Euphrasia, the founder of the Good Shepherd Sisters. Nikki Palikat takes the titular role,  with music composed by Mia Palencia and arranged by Loh Ui Li. Cast includes Qahar Aqilah, Ho Soon Yoon and Alia Kearney. All proceeds for the show go towards eliminating gender-based violence.

Tickets begin at RM300. Official FB Page here. Footage from rehearsals here. More info here.


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