Yasmin Ahmad’s “Sepet” is arguably one of the most iconic Malaysian movies and its stage adaptation is no less beguiling. It’s a real treat then for fans of both the movie and musicals as “Sepet the Musical” is set to be streamed on YouTube for free!
The free-to-watch streaming of the musical will be made available on Liver & Lung Productions’ YouTube channel starting from tonight, 9pm.
Tomorrow, 2 May, there will also be a live talkback session at 9pm with the creative team.
“Last year, we were honoured to pay homage to this iconic film and were elated that Malaysians were happy with the outcome. We saw people from all walks of life come and watch the show and they all took something away from it,” said Shafeeq Shajahan, founder of the Malaysian-British theatre company and director of the musical, in a press statement.
Co-founder Hannah Shields, who also choreographed the musical, added, ““The show sold-out almost immediately, so we’re happy that we get to share it with you now.”
Badrika Bahadur and Joshua Gui star in “Sepet the Musical”.
Previously, the musical – held in partnership with GMBB, a creative hub in Bukit Bintang – ran for three sold-out weekends in late September. The performance to be made available on YouTube was a live recording of the 21 September 2019 show.
Joshua Gui and Badrika Bahadur star respectively as Jason, a 19-year-old Chinese VCD seller, and Orked, a bright Malay schoolgirl who loves John Woo films and everything Takeshi Kaneshiro. Romance blooms between the two Ipoh teens but social and racial pressures slowly surface as obstacles.
“Sepet the Musical”, with a runtime of 1.5 hours, will be available for free streaming on YouTube from 1 May to 9 May 2020.