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  • A Tale That Must Be Told: Macbeth

    08 - 10 Sep
    11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

    Studio Ramli Hassan
  • General admission - RM 35


    Limited to 100 pax per performance

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A Tale That Must Be Told: Macbeth
Malaysia / United Kingdom

Targeted at audience members as young as 8 years old, this interactive storytelling uses action
and live music to recount the rise and fall of Macbeth, the Scottish Thane, one of the greatest
characters in Shakespeare’s canon. The performance is developed by KL Shakespeare Players
(KLSP) from Malaysia, with the help of their consultant Johnny Gillett, better known as The
Journeyman, from the United Kingdom.

Audience members will have the chance to participate in some exciting moments in the play,
such as the opening battle, and the seduction of the three witches.

The story is told in modern English, with some key phrases in the original Shakespeare’s text.
This allows young audience members to follow the main plot and themes of the play, and be
familiar with famous lines such as “Fair is foul, and foul is fair…” or “Double, double, toil and




Since returning to Malaysia, Soon Heng has acted in more than 40 productions. He was involved in an ambitious four productions in 2014, including the mini-series Saloma, in which he played Runme Shaw. Off-stage, Soon Heng produces radio programmes. He was last seen playing Shylock in Shakespeare Demystified: The Merchant of Venice 2016.


Rachel is an actor, singer, playwright and model who recently graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. She is also a recipient of the Veda Mekani Scholarship for Performing Artists. Macbeth marks her third foray into Shakespeare, having previously played Isabella in Measure for Measure and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet.


A graduate in Corporate Business Studies, Nave VJ took a different career path by throwing himself into the performing arts, to follow a passion that had been burning since his early teen years. He has been involved in various local theatre productions for the past four years, including MUD KL - the longest running musical in Malaysia. Nave continues to hone his skills by taking classes in adult ballet and vocal training.




Kien Lee resigned from his office job in November 2014 to focus all his energy on building up KL Shakespeare Players. He started out as an actor, and gradually progressed to coaching other actors, directing and producing plays. He has conducted workshops at various schools and universities on acting, playing and appreciating Shakespeare, public speaking and building self-confidence.