Playing 10th May – 28th June, 2015 at PJ Live Arts CABARET @ Jaya One Written by Paul Portner Presented by arrangement with Cranberry Productions, Inc., + Marilyn Abrams & Bruce Jordon Directed by Richard Harding Gardner IN MALAYSIA: Presented by Gardner & Wife Theatre Produced by Natalie Chong
How observant are you?!? One of the customers in Tomy Gun's Shear Madness Hair & Beauty Salon, has murdered Isabel Fernandez, Malaysia's most famous pianist! But who?!? You and the rest of the audience has been watching them all come and go, getting their hair washed or cut. And you know one of them as to be the murderer.
You think you know who did it? Great. So, you get to question the cast of suspects - all customers in Tomy's hairdressing salon. In fact, Tomy, played by Qahar, is a prime suspect, as is the beautician, Chanel, played by Marina Tan. As are the other four customers! Six of them! Whodunit?!?
"It's basically a live version of Law & Order or CSI" says the show's director, Richard Harding Gardner. "Shear Madness was originally created to train managers. When I first saw it at The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, I was amazed at just how observant the audience was! Stuff that I had missed, someone, somewhere in the audience pounced on it!
So it's like Cluedo, except that it's very, very funny - and always set in the same location as the theatre itself. So our Shear Madness Hair Salon is in Happy Gardens, Section 17, PJ. "Come and see if you can work out whodunit! But I'll give you a clue... it's not the same person every night!"
So, now it's YOUR turn to play armchair detective and catch the culprit. Join some of Malaysia's finest in the Gardner & Wife Theatre production of Shear Madness - Phoon Chi Ho, Qahar Aqilah, Marina Tan, Junji Delfino, Na'a Murad, and Dr Jason Leong - and work out whodunit!
Age Advisory: Suitable for 14+
Phoon Chi Ho as
Qahar Aqilah as
Marina Tan as
? builder or contract killer? Is he here to dig,
or bury? Or just watch
Driven mad trying to run his
hair salon right underneath Isabel's incessant practicing
- but mad enough to kill her?
Clever, ambitious and determined to have her own beauty salon. But is she determined enough to kill?
Junji Delfino as
Na'a Murad as
Dr Jason Leong
Old money, old charm, old husband. Now a new, young driver. She can't have a reason
to kill anyone, can she?
He gives "cool" a bad name. Why did he have a meeting scheduled with Isabel at the exact time she's murdered?
A student but a student
of what? How worried is
he about his PTPTN loan? Enough to kill?
Lighting & Sound Operator - Joanne Lim
Set Building – David Wong
Stage Manager - Soh Chong Hong
Lighting Design/Operator - Sing
Sound Coordinator/Operator - John Siew (November crew), Khairul Murphy (June crew)
Set Building – David Wong
Played 26th Nov – 7th Dec, 2014 at PJ Live Arts @ Jaya One Played 12th – 14th Dec, 2014 at Penang PAC @ Straits Quay ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Played 30th May – 14th June, 2014 at PJ Live Arts @ Jaya One Directed by Richard Harding Gardner IN MALAYSIA: Presented by Gardner & Wife Theatre Produced by Natalie Chong Staged at PJ Live Arts
The SHEAR MADNESS Hair Salon, where the audience gets to solve the murder, is now located right here in Petaling Jaya! Produced for Malaysia and performed by Phoon Chi Ho, Qahar Aqilah, Marina Tan, Junji Delfino, Na'a Murad and Jason Leong, and directed by Richard Harding Gardner, it had some of the audiences returning for a second or third time to play arm-chair detective!