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MUSICAL ARSON: REIGNITED
Played 6th October - 23rd October, 2010
Produced by
Gardner and Wife Theatre Company
Staged at PJ Live Arts
 
PLUCK PLUCK's Musical Arson is back! A sell-out success in 2004 & 2006, it is one of Gardner & Wife Theatre's most requested "please-bring-them-back" shows.The hilariously incompetent PLUCK are not so much a classical trio as a classical mistake! They compete, dance, fight, ridicule, argue, scheme and seduce their way from Bach to the Beatles. The trio play Brahms, Ravel and Vivaldi in a way that would have the composers laughing in their graves!
 
THE SPECIALISTS
Played
24th October - 12th November, 2006
Directed by Cal McCrystal
Produced by Richard Harding Gardner
Staged in The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre
 
pluck: The Specialists "The Specialists" saw the return of UK string trio PLUCK back in Kuala Lumpur for a three-week engagement at The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre. Presented by Gulf Air, the award-winning Edinburgh Fringe favourites delighted old and new fans with their unique combination of classical music skills and contemporary comic talent.
 
MUSICAL ARSON
Played 7th - 19th September, 2004
Produced by Chae Lian & Richard Harding Gardner
Staged in The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre
 
PLUCK Coming directly from their third sell-out season at the 2004 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, PLUCK performed "Musical Arson" for two weeks to packed houses at The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre. Presented by Malaysia Airlines, this winner of the prestigious Tap Water Award at the 2003 Edinburgh Fringe Festival premiered as a charity performance for the National Cancer Society of Malaysia with the British High Commissioner as guest-of-honour.
 
VIDEO PREVIEW
MUSICAL ARSON (Please be patient while the video loads)
 
CAST
KIT MASSEY - Violin
KIT MASSEY pictureFor four generations, a musical curse has afflicted the Massey family. At age 6, Kit finally succumbed when he was given his first violin, and quickly became addicted to the smell of rosin and prawn cocktail crisps. At Trinity College of Music, Kit discovered the dark arts of Jazz and beer, secret, furtive passions that remain with him to this day. He then embarked on a career encompassing many genre and climates. He has played Opera in Chile with the Sinfonia de Santiago, Gypsy ballads in France, Beethoven in the Goan jungle and gothic organ-jazz in Catford. TV work includes hand-doubling for Rupert Everett on the BBC, where he was asked to play “exquisitely badly”
 
JON REGAN pictureJON REGAN - Viola
He studied music at Exeter University and conducting at Trinity College of Music, London. In an effort to dissuade others following in his footsteps, Exeter has closed its music department, whilst Trinity has merely moved its campus to Greenwich. No word yet on the Institute of Education, where he studied just before joining Pluck. His time as a member of this incomplete quartet has taught him many new skills from a mastery of the guiro to an appreciation for all things orange. Outside Pluck, Jon conducts the Dorking Philharmonia in Surrey and TV appearances include playing the Duke of Wellington's body double for a Channel 4 documentary.
 
FLORA ALLISON – Cello / Voice
FLORA ALLISON pictureFlora has been playing the cello since age 7 and has found many opportunities to entertain - the Floral Dance and morris dancing with paper napkins featuring highly in her repertoire. In 2006, she graduated The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has had a variety of experiences since, notably performing at the Montreaux Jazz Festival and featuring in a comic relief sketch on the BBC. Other than playing the cello, Flora has spent a lot of her life falling over, and at many times with her stylish green cello case on her back (some affectionately named her "turtle"). She is thrilled that performing with Pluck gives her the opportunity to embrace her love for performing music, being silly and falling over.
 
2004 & 2006 CAST
Sian Kadifachi - Cello / Voice
Jon Regan - Viola
Adrian Garratt - Violin
 
CREW
THE SPECIALISTS
Production Manager - Bebe Chan
Lighting Operator - Ee Chee Wei
Sound Operator - John Siew

MUSICAL ARSON
Production Manager - Syed Zalihafe
Lighting Operator - Ee Chee Wei
Sound Operator - Miko Thomas
Stage Manager - Bebe Chan
 
REVIEWS
The Star10/10/2010 The Star by Amy De Kanter
HOT, ZANY MAYHEM
...the violinist dove off the stage to steal my companion’s shoe... And that is the magic that is Pluck, the surprise, the sudden turn of events. With bizarre antics, the group startles its audience into surprised, appreciative laughter... + more

New Straits Times3/10/2010 The New Straits Times by Dennis Chua
MANIACAL SIDE OF MUSIC
...a new line-up and a raucous revamp of their original hit Musical Arson. Pluck, the hilariously incompetent musical pyromaniacs, will combine music, comedy and theatre as they weave havoc on popular music spanning the centuries in Musical Arson — Reignited... + more

The Star12/09/2004 The Star by Elizabeth Tai
CREATIVE CLASSICAL CHAOS
one of the most enjoyable shows… Dripping with creativity and originality, PLUCK's performance is not to be missed + more