Award-winning local production, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, is in Kota Kinabalu for the first time! If you’re not sure whether it’s worth seeing, read Beanie M’s review and decide for yourself.
What is love? What does it mean to be in love, to love or to be loved?
Crazy Little Thing Called Love, which comprises of 13 sketches, is directed by Colin Kirton of Footstool Players. First performed in 2008, it won the Best Group Performance (Theatre) at the 7th Boh Cameronian Arts Awards.
It is a well-known production in West Malaysia, where it has been staged twice to sellout audiences. For the first time, the play is here in Kota Kinabalu — Colin Kirton and homegrown talents from SkyArts are in the cast!
Image Credit: Footstool Players
I had the pleasure of watching the play in Kuala Lumpur in 2014. But like all great performances, the sketches still moved me (to laughter, and tears) last night.
As you watch Crazy Little Thing Called Love, you’ll find yourself pondering many things. The play explores and expresses love in all its different forms, and at various stages of life.
From romantic love to family relationships and self-reflections, Crazy Little Thing Called Love shows us the wonder and mystery of the world’s favourite concept. No more than four actors are on stage for each sketch; the play focusses on the power of words, thoughts and emotions.
I have a few personal favourites, but enjoyed each performance in its own way.
Lost in Transmission gives us a glimpse into the very common battle between assumption and objectivity found in any relationship. The Ledger People dug out feelings of guilt in me as I realise I sometimes keep score with the people I love.
There were two soliloquies as well, each powerful and poignant. I would strongly encourage audiences to pay close attention to the words spoken, gestures and facial expressions. Each tell its own part of the story.
Image Credit: The Star
It’s true. Even though I’d seen this play a few years ago, I still learned something last night. The beauty of it is that many of the scenes are timeless. We can relate to the characters, often with ease. Kudos to Kirton and the local talents for putting on a great show (insider info: the team worked for more than six months on this!).
At the end of the day, we live with love. Whether we realise it or not, we exchange expressions of love every day. What we choose to do with it, now, that is the crazy bit we need to figure out.
Crazy Little Thing Called Love is being staged at Skyline SIB this week. Admission is free! However, tickets are required for entry. Please note that this is a Christian event.
Venue: Skyline SIB, Level 3, Magellan, Sutera Harbour
Dates: 19-23 December 2017 (Tuesday to Saturday)
Time: 7.30pm (Doors open at 7pm; please be there early)
Please call +6088-247 804 (Skyline Office) or email email@example.com for tickets and information. If you’re feeling adventurous, you may also walk in at 7pm on any night and place yourself on the waiting list. The committee will make every effort to accommodate you for that night’s show.
Do let us know your thoughts after watching Crazy Little Thing Called Love! Share it with us in the comments below.