‘Puteri Gunung Ledang: A Swinburne Musical’ to be staged Saturday

Publicity poster for ‘Puteri Gunung Ledang: A Swinburne Musical’.

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KUCHING, June 21: The theatre production of ‘Puteri Gunung Ledang: A Swinburne Musical’ will be staged Saturday (June 23) at 7.30pm at the Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce (TAZA) Auditorium, Teacher Education Institute of Malaysia Batu Lintang Campus.

The two-hour musical is jointly organised by Swinburne Theatre Club of Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus (Swinburne Sarawak) and the Women and Family Department Sarawak, Ministry of Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development.

According to a press release, a portion of the ticket sales will be channelled to the Dyslexia Association of Sarawak as part of the organisers’ aim to raise awareness and understanding of children and adults with learning disabilities.

Showcasing local and international student talents, the performance features traditional and contemporary dances and songs, telling the tale of the revered Malaccan warrior Hang Tuah and his loyal friend Hang Jebat who seek the Princess’ hand on behalf of the Sultan while battling the evil schemes of the cunning Bendahara and his slick henchman.

According to information on the Swinburne Sarawak website, the first Puteri Gunung Ledang musical was staged in November last year featuring Alicia Itat Jabing as Puteri Gunung Ledang and Caillian Tyler van Piggelen as Hang Tuah. Both are set to play their respective characters again this year. The show is produced and directed by student Joan Yong and Norizan Tan, who is also the Swinburne Theatre Club advisor and School of Foundation Studies lecturer.

Established in 2007, the Swinburne Theatre Club has successfully staged several in-house productions for the university’s community in recent years.

Tickets are priced at RM30, RM60 and RM80 and may be purchased online tickets can be purchased online via pgl2018-stc.peatix.com. Alternatively, members of the public may call/WhatsApp 012-893 8538 to obtain tickets. — DayakDaily