On December 28, 1955, three national leaders held a highly publicised meeting that would change the course of history. The location: A small classroom in northern Malaya. The aim: To end seven long years of devastating revolutionary war.
For two days, newly-elected Malayan leader Tunku Abdul Rahman, British colonial official David Marshall and Communist insurgent Chin Peng engaged in clashes of will, impassioned debate and shrewd political manoeuverings in an attempt to resolve the country’s division.
Direct from Malaysia’s cutting edge Five Arts Centre, the original ‘Baling Talks’ transcripts come to life in the hands of performer-researchers who themselves share conflicting political views – and whose gripping documentary-style questioning refuses to let the audience watch as an impartial bystander.
An enchanting performance. The Hindu
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Baling is commissioned by Asian Culture Complex Theatre (South Korea)
Executive Producer: Five Arts Centre (Malaysia)
Co-produced by Asian Culture Centre - Theatre (South Korea), Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama 2016 Executive Committee (Japan) and Kyoto Experiment (Japan)