What happens when characters from
What happens when characters from the various Malay folklores all live in the same kampung?
Mat Jenin, the hopeless dreamer is the new village head of Kampung Alkesah, a position he reluctantly inherited from his late father, along with the mounting misfortunes that has been distressing his beloved village. At the advice of Pak Belalang, the village astrologer, Mat Jenin must embark on a quest to brave through Hutan Bahana, to the summit of Gunung Saman and seek out the evil witch Nenek Kebayan. Only by doing the witch’s bidding will the curse that she has put on the village be lifted, thus ensuring survival and happiness for his merry bunch of villagers. Mat Jenin soon discovers that this daring mission may be more than his great imagination can ever conjure.
Written by Zulfadli Rashid and helmed by director Aidli Mosbit, Alkesah (‘as the story goes’) is the reimagined whimsical world of Malay folklore. Played by a stellar cast featuring Siti Khalijah Zainal, Jeff Catz, Siti Hajar Gani, Hatta Said, Siti Maznah, Norisham Osman, Shafiqhah Efandi and Muhd Haikal Mohd Jani, meet familiar characters such as Sang Kancil, Mak Andir, Pak Pandir, Pak Belalang, Pak Kaduk and more, as they find their place in this side-splitting tale of secret loves and cunning schemes.
12 (Thursday) 8:00 pm - 15 (Sunday) 8:00 pm
Esplanade Theatre Studio
1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981