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Shakespeare’s Sonnets – An Incredible Malaysian Production At klpac

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Fans of Shakespeare or indie music will love Shakespeare’s Sonnets, a new production at klpac. Directed by Joe Hasham and produced by Faridah Merican, Shakespeare’s Sonnets is a uniquely Malaysian take on the Bard’s work, with amazing indie songs to thrill even those who are not fans of English literature.

Yes, you read that correctly. Shakespeare’s Sonnets is not just a play. It’s more than that. Five singer-songwriters will join the four actresses to perform their own songs based on Shakespeare’s sonnets. That intrigued us so much that we just had to check it out for ourselves!


The Media Preview of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

On a sultry Sunday afternoon, we drove to klpac for a media preview of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. There was no set, and it was not a full dress rehearsal, but the cast wowed us with their eloquence and talent. One can only imagine how much better it would be on the actual stage with the full set.

The entire performance was more than just songs, of course but we don’t want to spoil it for you. So we will leave you with a selection of songs to give you a sample of what you will enjoy in the full show.


Endee Ahmad – Aku Hanya Serangga

In this video, the awesome Endee Ahmad treats us to this amazing rock song based on Shakespeare’s Sonnet 23.


Bow Martin – Day and Night

Enjoy Bow Martin‘s musical interpretation of Sonnet 27 – Day and Night.



Hannan Azlan – Identity

The exquisitely quirky and talented Hannan Azlan explores Sonnet 29 with her piece on identity!


Hannan Azlan – Without Me

Hannan Azlan (who reminds me of Ingrid Michaelson) then takes on obsessive love with her ukulele in this amazing song! ENJOY!

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Ian Chow – It’s Not Right

Ian Chow takes on Sonnet 66 with his harmonica-powered song on an unfair world.


Lydia & Lynell Tong, Rosheen Fatima & Ian Chow – Sonnet 146

Rosheen Fatima and Ian Chow join sisters Lydia and Lynell Tong, in this song that addresses Shakespeare’s Sonnet 146.


Closing Number for the Shakespeare’s Sonnets

The entire cast of Shakespeare’s Sonnets at klpac joins in for the closing number. Enjoy!


The Cast & Creative Team of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Shakespeare’s Sonnets is directed by Joe Hasham OAM, and produced by Dato’ Faridah Merican, with the final set designed and built by Joe’s son, Paul Hasham, and costumes designed by Dominique Devorsine.

The four actresses spearheading the play are Christina Orow, Ho Lee Ching, Rosheen Fatima and Sheena Baharudin.

The five singer-songwriters amping up the play with their incredible songs are Bow Martin, Endee Ahmad, Hannan Azlan, Ian Chow and the sisters, Lydia and Lynell Tong.


Shakespeare’s Sonnets Show Details

If you are eager to catch Shakespeare’s Sonnets, be sure to book a seat for one of the four shows. Here are the full details :

Show Dates and Times Thursday, 25th August, 2016 – 8:30 PM sharp
Friday, 26th August, 2016 – 8:30 PM sharp
Saturday, 27th August, 2016 – 8:30 PM sharp
Sunday, 28th August, 2016 – 3:00 PM sharp
Venue Pentas 2, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan, Off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah,
51100 Kuala Lumpur
Tickets RM 45
RM 35 – TAS card / Disabled / Senior Citizens / Students
Promotions (non-stackable) 1. Shakespeare 400 Season Promo : Buy tickets for three different shows under the Shakespeare 400 banner and get one FREE ticket for a fourth Shakespeare 400 show of your choice.
2. Group Booking : Buy 10 tickets, and get 1 FREE ticket

If you are unable to make it on those dates, you can still catch the show earlier during the Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival (YSDAF 2016).

The Shakespeare’s Sonnets show will be running on “festival mode” during YSDAF 2016, without full lighting design and set. But you will be able to watch it absolutely free!

So drop by on the 20th and 21st of August 2016 and catch Shakespeare’s Sonnets!


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