The Penang Riots to be starred by Cheryl Tan and Melissa Ong.
Musical enthusiast, rejoice! If you still yearn for more after the encore of Ola Bola, critically acclaimed and award-winning theater company Liver & Lung is ready to quench that thirst with The Penang Riots.
Starring Cheryl Tan as Lady Hwang, and Melissa Ong as Opal, this musical will be transporting you to the historical, sultry yet sycophantic Penang Hokkien high life and the George Town gang riots of 1867.
After being away at sea for almost half a year, Lord Hwang returns and presents Lady Hwang with a personal slave; a dark-skinned Eunuch. He has a proclivity for prophecies, and has revealed that the Lord has gotten involved with opium trading and the Red Flags, George Town’s infamous secret society.
As opium consumes Lady Hwang, the trio (Lady Hwang, Opal, and Eunuch) must face the grueling task of putting a stop to Lord Hwang’s ill intentions.
Catch the tale of opulence, opals and opium at GMBB this 27th to 30th June. You are invited to dress in your absolute best traditional wear, enjoy the kueh, and witness Malaysian history unfold before your eyes!