Shadow in the Sun Devised by Kate O’Mara
Directed in Malaysia by Zahim Albakri
This November 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 – 16,17 and 18, DPac (Damansara Performing Arts Centre) will be the venue of an intense dramatization of the events leading to the execution of Mary Queen of Scots. Royal cousins, Rival Queens, Mortal Enemies ‘Shadow in the Sun’ is a must see show gathering a highly talented ensemble. Mary Queen of Scots (Sarah Shahrum) and Elizabeth I (Susan Lankester) the Virgin Queen of England play out one of the most notorious events in history. The lives and deaths of these royal cousins were bound together in a tangled web of bloodlines, courtly intrigue and political maneuvering.
This dramatization is based on historical documents, letters, reported speech and contemporaneous accounts. The best of homegrown talent, remarkable set designer Raja Malek and costumier to the stars Melinda Looi bring this ‘Game of Queens’ to life and ultimately death. Award winning Dato’ Zahim Albakri directs the breakdown of this uneasy relationship through their cordial, yet duplicitous exchanges. Elizabeth kept Mary her captive for nineteen years and their relationship was to dominate English and Scottish politics throughout this period. Until the very end, Elizabeth and Mary were never to meet. Even at Mary’s trial, an empty throne signifies Elizabeth’s remote, magisterial authority.
KL TICKET BOX OFFICE: 03 4065 0001/2
Due to enormous interest, Shadow in the Sun will also be staged in Penang Penang Performing Arts Centre
November 22 & 23 [email protected]
TICKET BOX OFFICE: 04 899 1722/ 2722