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Local theatre company Liver & Lung is releasing its award-winning musical short film Mahsuri (& Other Peculiar Tales) online as 2021 rolls in! Three 8pm (KL time) showtimes have been scheduled across three back-to-back dates, from 8 to 10 January 2021.Mahsuri is a woman who's the subject of a famous…

With the authorities lifting the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) in certain areas of the country, cinema companies have taken to gradually resuming business in these parts. At the time of writing, Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC), MBO Cinemas (MBO) and LFS Cinemas (LFS) have announced that they are welcoming moviegoers…

[Please note that the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) announced on 13 October 2020 comes into effect from 14 to 27 October 2020 in the Klang Valley. Do check with the event organiser for rescheduling or cancellation announcements. Click here for more information on the CMCO.] Malaysia's biggest little festival, Short+Sweet,…

Award-winning theatre company Liver & Lung is getting into the spirit of Merdeka and celebrating Malaysia’s 63rd Independence Day with a YouTube release of its critically acclaimed production Malaya Relived: Merdeka.The epic musical whisks audiences back to 1957 Malaya during the height of anti-colonial movements, when British journalist Sylvia Graham…

The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre recently put on its first live show since mid-March when the arrival of Covid-19 brought everything to a grinding halt. The third edition of the popular Yesterday Once More concert series, which features golden hits from the 40s to the 60s, marked the occasion…

Liver & Lung, a local theatre outfit with Malaysian and British underpinnings, has comfortably established itself as a provider of entertaining stage productions over the years.One of these works is the adaptation of the late Yasmin Ahmad’s influential movie, Sepet The Musical, which was well-received upon its debut. This August,…

“All the world’s a stage,” wrote William Shakespeare circa 1599 when penning his comedy As You Like It. That phrase has reached new meaning since lockdowns have brought cities to a standstill and left theatres empty. The performing arts, however, are alive and well with plays, operas, musicals, stage shows…

As William Shakespeare transferred the plot of The Tempest from his mind to paper some 400 years ago, it’s safe to assume that he wouldn’t have imagined the play being staged in a manner like this. Those who have seen The HandleBards’ work however have little doubt that he would…

Culture vultures are in for a treat this month as the city takes a plunge into all things Gallic with the return of Le French Festival. The 19th edition of the event says bonjour from 19 March until 26 April this year, and is packed with another colourful programme of…

In the spotlight this month is a major event on Kuala Lumpur’s performing arts calendar – the Damansara International Arts Festival 2019 (DIAF 2019), formerly known as the DPAC Arts Festival. What started out as a local performing arts festival soon grew into something much bigger as international acts from…