Follow the Light tells the stories of what makes us human

Follow the Light tells the stories of what makes us human

The 12th staging of the play is supported by PJPAC and a BOH Cameronian Arts Award-winning creative team

THE musical Follow the Light is returning for a limited six-performance run this festive season.

Presented by Theatrethreesixty, the 12th-anniversary staging of Nick Choo’s Follow the Light will be held from Thursday, December 8 to Sunday, December 11 at Nero Event Space, Petaling Jaya Performing Arts Centre (PJPAC).

Follow the Light is all about the things that make us human – relationships, friendships, babies, sheep, and discovering one’s purpose, according to a statement from Theatrethreesixty.

A young woman is unexpectedly told she is about to have a baby… An earnest but confused carpenter frets over the prospect of fatherhood… Some dysfunctional shepherd siblings watch their flocks by night… And a trio of men, wise or otherwise, salivate at the prospect of glory they believe they deserve…

All of them are on a journey towards a distant destination, guided by a suave, smooth-talking Angel and the burning light of a supernova, unaware of what lies ahead of them on this adventure beyond their wildest imaginings.


Follow the Light’s contemporary retelling of the Christmas story focuses on the humanness of the all-too-familiar cast of characters, says director Christopher Ling. – Pic courtesy of Theatrethreesixty

This staging of Follow the Light is supported by PJPAC and a BOH Cameronian Arts Award-winning creative team. Led by Theatrethreesixty’s artistic director Christopher Ling, it features original music from musical theatre Nick Choo, choreography by Kenny Shim, lighting design by Tan Eng Heng and sound engineering by Joe Loy.

Director Christopher Ling said, “Follow the Light’s contemporary retelling of the Christmas story focuses on the humanness of the all-too-familiar cast of characters, exploring their wants and desires as well as their triumphs and flaws.

“This added dimension enables us to empathise on a deeper level with them. in a strange way, their challenges are not that much different from those we are dealing with today.”

“Follow the Light is ultimately a show for the season – a cultural, musical and historical interpretation of this timeless tale (accuracy debatable) – told primarily through song and filled with lots of warmth and laughs,” said composer and book writer Nick Choo of the production.

“It should be enjoyed by one and all regardless of background or belief, and I hope everyone will partake of the festive season through this unique musical experience.”
Theatrethreesixty is a collective of playmakers dedicated to telling stories and nurturing work from all walks of life, giving writers, actors and production team members safe spaces to experiment and grow and help pave the way for new Malaysian theatre. Established in March 2014, Theatrethreesixty‘s productions have been seen all over Malaysia and Singapore, having been featured at the Kota Kinabalu Arts Festival, the What About Kuching arts festival, the Kakiseni International Arts Festival, The Other Festival Ipoh, Festival Belia Putrajaya, Gerak Angin Virtual Arts Festival and the Causeway Exchange Festival, Singapore.

source – The Vibes

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