A Modern Woman Called Ang Tau Mui

WOMEN: 100

International Women’s Day 2011 - Kakiseni with the support of the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development

Produced by
Five Arts Centre and Pocketsize Productions (Penang)

A Modern Woman Called Ang Tau Mui is the story of a toilet cleaner named Ang Tau Mui, who goes shopping on the day she dies. Set amidst a series of encounters with various characters and her relationship with Lin Dai the legendary Hong Kong movie star, Ang Tau Mui reveals to us what her life has been about using a heady mix of song, narration and dialogue. Ang Tau Mui runs from place to place, looking and searching, as she travels through time, revisiting the house she grew up in, taking a break at a deli, watching a movie in a cinema, riding a mini bus and seeking comfort in a temple. She talks to us about what makes her happy and sad, who she sees herself as, what her favourite food is and what her longings are. But in the end, does she find what she’s looking for?

A Modern Woman Called Ang Tau Mui is a story about hope that is both funny and poignant.

It is also an adventure story that raises existential questions of who we are and where we are going, using imagery that taps into our collective memory as Malaysians.

Written as a performance text, A Modern Woman Called Ang Tau Mui will be presented as a ‘physical one-person performance’ with music and sound by Johan Othman. In 2009, director Chee Sek Thim collaborated with Johan Othman for the presentation of Conference of the Birds, a contemporary opera. In this performance, Johan composed an electronic opera and Sek Thim created performance where the performers sang and moved in the mode of physical theatre

A Modern Woman Called Ang Tau Mui continues this collaboration between Sek Thim and Johan, where sound, music, text and movement will come together in a performance that is contemporary and cutting-edge.

Written by Leow Puay Tin
Directed by Chee Sek Thim
Performed by Ho Sheau Fung
Music performed by Khairol Azhar
Music and Sound composed by Johan Othman


Kuala Lumpur

10, 11, 12 March 2011 at 8.30pm
12 & 13 March 2011 at 3pm
Annexe Gallery 3 @ Central Market
Free Admission
but you must book your ticket on or email us at Annexe Gallery 3 @ Central Market


18 &19 March 2011 at 8.30pm
19 & 20 March 2011 at 3pm
Studio at Straits, 86 Armenian Street, Penang
By donation RM30
(contact 012 482 8619) Studio at Straits, 86 Armenian Street, Penang