With livestream technology, Malaysian theatre is no longer limited by distance or location

Talk about social distancing ... Badrika Bahadur (left) and Joshua Gui in the musical adaptation of filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad's 'Sepet', which was livestreamed to a global audience during the MCO period. Photo: Liver and Lungs Production

Online theatre in Malaysia is definitely going to be a long-term fixture, especially since livestreaming gives more theatre works here the opportunity to attract an audience abroad.

Shafeeq Shajahan and Hannah Shields, founders of Malaysian-British theatre group Liver and Lung Productions, definitely think this is a way forward. During the movement control order (MCO) period, they uploaded two productions Sepet The Musical and Malaya Relived: The Penang Riots on YouTube.

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