The Swordfish, Then The Concubine

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The Swordfish, Then The Concubine

The story of The Swordfish, Then the Concubine is based on that of the classical Malay literature work Sejarah Melayu. Attack by swordfish, feudal obeisance, punishment by impalement and war … the play is full of historical and mythological elements. Playwright Kee Thuan Chye also alludes to contemporary social predicaments, political games and “secret codes”. This story transcends time and space, merges reality and parable, and chronicles the inseparable fate that binds rulers and subjects.

  • Date 10, 11, 12, 13 Mar
  • Venue Pentas 2, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
  • Duration 120 minutes
  • Price RM48.00, RM58.00, RM68.00, RM150.00
  • Platform Watch At Venue
  • Genre
    Theatre
  • Language Mandarin
  • Subtitle English

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About the Event

《劍魚◉妾》故事取材自馬來古典文學作品《馬來紀年》(Sejarah Melayu)。劍魚的襲擊、領土的利益糾葛;服從與忍耐、審判與戰爭——除了包含原有的歷史與神話元素,劇作家紀傳財也融入了當代社會困境、政治博弈的「密語」,故事已不受時空限制,連接了現實與寓言,講述在位者與民間不可分割的命運糾葛

2016 年,平台計劃創團第十年,承接並翻譯The Swordfish, Then the Concubine 劇作文本,中文版《劍魚◉妾》在馬演出。懷著探索本土多元文化、開創表演美學的初心,也因此獲得了巨大的迴響。

人心牽動王朝興衰的敘事,遙遠的神話已歷經蛻變。暌違5 年,導演羅國文再次修訂,平台計劃重製極具口碑的劇作,用偶、面具組成戲劇語言,以馬來傳統民謠《Ulek Mayang》、皮影動畫串合故事,希望再次呈現想像力豐富、屬於馬來西亞人的民間傳奇。

The story of The Swordfish, Then the Concubine is based on that of the classical Malay literature work Sejarah Melayu. Attack by swordfish, feudal obeisance, punishment by impalement and war … the play is full of historical and mythological elements. Playwright Kee Thuan Chye also alludes to contemporary social predicaments, political games and “secret codes”. This story transcends time and space, merges reality and parable, and chronicles the inseparable fate that binds rulers and subjects.

In 2016, ten years since its founding, Pentas Project undertook and translated the text of The Swordfish, Then the Concubine into Mandarin, and premiered the show in Malaysia. For its exploration of local cultural diversity and its showcasing of innovative performance aesthetics, the show garnered positive response.

Over time, however, even a myth of long ago can undergo evolution. Now, five years since its Chinese premiere in Malaysia, the play has been revised by Kee Thuan Chye and director Loh Kok Man has painted his production with fresh colours. Using puppets, masks and animation as part of the language of his theatre, and incorporating traditional elements like the Malay folk song ‘Ulek Mayang’, Pentas Project recreates this renowned play and presents a work of art that is full of imagination and is relevant to all Malaysians.  

Concession Price: RM 48 For Student, Senior & Disabled 

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“PACKAGEOF4” RM240 (四人團購 Package of 4) 


Conditions of Entry

 

Fully-Vaccinated 
Either 2 doses + 14 days (Pfizer, AstraZeneca & Sinovac) or 1 dose + 28 days (Johnson & Johnson and Can Sino) with valid MySejahtera Digital Certificate (no screenshots / photo proof)

Health Status

Only low risk (no symptoms) or casual contact (no symptoms) on MySejahtera

Venue reserves the right to deny entry if above conditions are not fulfilled. No refund will be made to those who have purchased ticket(s). 

Covid-19 Related SOPs

klpac has comprehensive Covid-19 measures including vaccination verification and health status screening, compulsory mask-wearing, pre and post-show Covid-19 testing for the cast and crew, physical distancing measures, sanitisation and disinfection, visitor education, going contactless and staff training.

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Creatives Team

劇本原作 Playwright | 紀傳財 Kee Thuan Chye
導演 Director | 羅國文 Loh Kok Man
製作人 Producer | 林偉彬 Pam Lim
製作經理 Production Manager | 黃永益 John Wong

演員 Cast
蔡德耀 Yeo Lyle
鄧繡金 Thian Siew Kim
邱蘊能 Niko Hugh
詹莉寧 Valerie Chian
余秋坪 Tammy Yee
黃商權 Eugene Ng
劉文捷 Jet Lew
周順興 Boyz Chew Soon Heng
廖世儀 Zyee Leow Sze Yee

現場演奏 Live Music | 人人人鼓劇場 Orang Orang Drum Theatre
動畫設計 Animation | Fairuz Sulaiman
服裝設計 Costume Design | 楊淑棻 Michell Yong Soo Fon 
燈光與舞台設計 Light & Set Design | 羅國文 Loh Kok Man
編舞 Choreography | 陳柯杏 Kathyn Tan Chai Chen

中文文案 Chinese Copywriting | 盧姵伊 Loo Pei Yi
英文文案翻譯 English Copywriting | 人欣 Ren Xin 
平面設計 Graphic Design | 藍氏君 Tsuji Lam