This is what is generally known as Malay Opera and is a form of theatre that became very popular in the 1950’s.
Telling tales of love, bravery and heroism of princes and folk heroes.
With singing, dancing and acting it is one of the total theatre experiences.
One of the unique features of this theatre form is called the ‘extra turn’ when the curtain is lowered to change sets and dancing girls come out in front of the curtain to perform dance-hall type numbers like the rumba, cha-cha and so on.
Often famous entertainers and comedians also make guest appearances to entertain the audience.