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I have, in the past, made references to my rehearsals. It is also the reason why I am probably going to miss (actually, it’s almost a certainty but I am keeping my finger’s crossed) the premier of Michael Jackson’s This Is It tomorrow and turning down invitations to one event or another.

This is a common occurance though, the bane of theatre I suppose. But I enjoy it … really!

This December, I will be featuring in a play called The Swimming Instructor (written by Desmond Sim) alongside my friends Davina Goh and Michael Chen. The play is a KLpac production and directed by an even older friend (yes, he’s over the hill) Chris Ling, who also directed A Christmas Carol, which I was also in, last year.

I won’t give too much away just yet as there are some weeks left to go. We are still at the early stages of our rehearsals I suppose but I anticipate November to get a bit more hectic.

Naturally, you can expect me to keep you updated here about what is going on, and how you can get hold of the tickets when they are ready for sale (yes, I expect you to show up).

It’s been a while since I’ve done such a small, intimate production – the last time would be in 2006 for The Fastest Clock In The Universe, directed by Joe Hasham, and featured five actors – Joanna Bassey, Dato’ Faridah Merican, Gavin Yap, Ari Ratos and myself.

I am quite excited to be on stage again in a full production. My last was Christmas Carol although I did perform in From The Page and Unto The Stage (although it was a workshop production) and the very short, Short+Sweet festival.

Oh yeah, so if you don’t see such consistent updates on my blog, please don’t be harsh on me. Blame Chris Ling (heh).


Tickets are now on sale for the show to be staged at Pentas 2, KLpac, from Dec 3 to 13.

To purchase tickets, call: 03 4947 9000. Tickets are RM38 for adults, RM28 for senior citizens and RM23 for students (with valid ID).

For more information about the show, log on to klpac’s website or The Swimming Instructor’s FB page.

8.57am Malaysian time (+8 GMT)



all the best in the play! =)

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