Kee Thuan Chye returns to the Malaysian stage as playwright-director after an absence of more than two decades. He now brings for the first time to Malaysia his play Swordfish + Concubine in its original English version, realising a dream he has harboured since long before the play was judged one of the top 5 in the International Playwriting Festival 2006 organised in the United Kingdom.
Swordfish + Concubine is an epic production based on the classic Sejarah Melayu (Malay Annals), turning it into a lavish and fun-filled piece of theatre. The play is packed with drama, humour, music, movement, silat and, as they used to say in the old Hollywood heydays, “a cast of thousands”.
It is also aimed at raising funds to help the family of Datuk Ooi Eow Jin, the 78-year-old former RTM Orchestra conductor who is an Alzheimer’s patient. His son recently underwent surgery to remove a brain tumour.
Even so, ticket prices are kept low so that everyone can enjoy the play. Swordfish + Concubine incorporates gamelan music performed by the magnificent Rhythm in Bronze – and rap. Its dream cast comprises Malaysia’s best actors – Na’a Murad, Sandra Sodhy, Qahar Aqilah, Alfred Loh, Hana Nadira, Arief Hamizan, Amanda Ang, Bella Rahim, Gregory Sze, Iefiz Alaudin, Lam Ghooi Ket and 12-year-old Joel Timothy Low. In the play, they act, sing, dance and fight.
The play will be staged at Pentas 1 of the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac).Tickets are available on ticketpro.com.my.
Dates and Times
- November 2 – 8.30pm
- November 3 – 8.30pm
- November 4 – 3pm and 8.30pm
- November 5 – 3pm and 8.30pm
RM95, RM75, RM45 (for students and disabled)
Early Bird Promotion (until September 24): RM80, RM60, RM40 (for students and disabled)
Call the box office (+603-40479000) to get your tickets or visit www.ticketpro.com.my.
For group bookings of 10 or more, please contact Cathy Chin: +6011-26262744
Enquiries: [email protected]