A Clockwork Orange (2019)

25 September 2019 – 29 September 2019 @ Theatre Studio, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Synopsis

Teater Ekamatra presents its take on Anthony Burgess's 1962 cult classic, A Clockwork Orange. Adapted by Zulfadli Rashid and directed by Noor Effendy Ibrahim, A Clockwork Orange takes place in a repressive, totalitarian state where ordinary citizens have fallen into a passive stupor of complacency, blind to the seething discontent amongst its youths. The play will be performed by Rizman Putra, Elnie S Mashari, Roslan Kemat, Shafiqhah Efandi, Suhaili Safari, and Izzul Irfan, in Malay with English surtitles.

In a city filled with often-broken promises,
I am your good narrator, brother.
Now, help yourself.
As I
warble,
and you
peet.
A dash of blood
and
a little keroncong.
Alas
there will be
no hollow
after our hearts
grow stale
of crying.

Directed by: Noor Effendy Ibrahim
Adapted by: Zulfadli Rashid 

Performed by:
Rizman Putra
Elnie S Mashari
Roslan Kemat
Shafiqhah Efandi
Suhaili Safari
Izzul Irfan 

(Source: Teater Ekamatra Website)


artefacts

A Clockwork Orange (2019), Review
"Me? I am cured ... kemurnian: Is being stripped of agency truly the only solution to deviance? This seems to be the question posed by Teater Ekamatra’s staging of A Clockwork Orange, performed entirely in Bahasa Melayu with English surtitles. The choice of language has a particular historical resonance — the author of the original novel, Anthony Burgess, worked as a teacher in colonial Malaya during the 1950s and was fluent in Malay. In fact, in one explanation of the book’s title, Burgess
Idelle Yee
Reviewed: 29 September 2019