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    “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…

    As a theatre venue, the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (or klpac for short) is a reliable hub of plays, musicals and their stage-based kin. It is business as usual this July as the centre puts out a number of attention-grabbing showcases, including these. Don’t Let Usman Awang Know The…

    Understanding the intricacies of war, the toll it takes on an individual or nation, and the unjustifiable consequences it leaves in its wake are topics that have plagued mankind since conflicts began. How do the experiences of war affect those involved in the fighting and those left behind? How does…

    Pitch-perfect vocals at a variety of operas this month. Opera fans are in for a treat this coming June as not one, not two but three different operatic performances will be held in some of the Klang Valley’s most well known theatres. From the high-pitched soprano to the sub-low of the basso…

    The third edition of the DPAC Arts Festival presents a cornucopia of artists from around the world The highly acclaimed DPAC Arts Festival returns this month with the theme Convergence, drawing together a compelling mix of theatre, dance, music, site-specific performances and a family-friendly arts bazaar. There’s something for everyone…

    Proving that great things do come in small packages, the Short+Sweet festival returns to enchant and enthrall KL audiences this 6 September to 29 October at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. Featuring over 500 of the country’s rising stars across music, dance, theatre and comedy, Short+Sweet hopes to showcase…

    There’s nothing better than spending quality time with your family over the weekend. If you are planning on bringing your children to family-friendly theatre shows that are fun and entertaining, we’ve got you covered with these three productions this month. Dogs Don’t Do Ballet Most of us think of dogs…