When I heard that Ian Nathaniel’s I’M ENTERTAINMENT was doing an exhibit style production on mental health, I thought, “That sounds like a Duality ripoff.” Not that I didn’t like Duality – it had an interesting take on sexuality with a rather interesting concept, and I’m all for more newer forms of theatre- it’s just that i just did not trust this production to be able to pull it off well by giving justice to the content it was presenting.
And I was right!
Young, independent theatre-makers piece together Malay folklores into proud, contemporary musical.
MAHSURI, the mythical beauty whose legacy still lives in Langkawi today, once cursed the island upon being put to her death in the late 1700s. Her story is one of immense tragedy: envied intensely by her sister-in-law Wan Mahura, Mahsuri was accused of adultery in the absence of her husband (who was sent to war) and sentenced to capital punishment for a crime she did not commit.
In cheeky Christmas musical Follow The Light, audiences follow the journey of Mary, moments before immaculate conception, up till baby Jesus receives his gifts from the three wisemen. These wisemen however are portrayed as three street kids in Bethlehem in search of fame and glory.