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Musical Adaptation of Yasmin Ahmad’s Film Available On YouTube For One Week Only

Musical Adaptation of Yasmin Ahmad’s Film Available On YouTube For One Week Only

Anne Dorall

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Yasmin Ahmad’s film Sepet is a love story between two teenagers from Ipoh, who have to face social and racial pressure as a Chinese boy and a Malay girl.

The story about interracial love has also been made into a musical adaptation by Liver & Lung Productions called Sepet The Musical, which ran for three sold-out weekends last September in Malaysia.

Now, a recording of the live show will be made available online, following the trend of other theatres releasing recordings of their live shows for free during the global lockdown.

You can catch Sepet The Musical on the Liver & Lung Productions’ YouTube channel on Friday, 1 May at 9pm. However, it will only be available for a week until 9 May.

The vision for ‘Sepet The Musical’ was to stay authentic to its source material and reignite the film’s narrative for a new generation of Malaysians.

Shafeeq Shajahan, co-founder of Liver & Lung Productions

The story of Jason, a 19-year-old Chinese VCD seller who writes poetry, and Orked, a bright Malay schoolgirl who loves John Woo films, was first shown to Malaysian audiences in 2005. The critically-acclaimed movie by Yasmin Ahmad also has a sequel and a prequel.

Reception to the musical adaptation has been positive, so now’s a good chance for you to catch it if you’ve missed it last year.

You can wait for the video to premiere here:

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