EMILY OF EMERALD HILL is a classic drama that traces the life, loves, travails (and recipes) of an overbearing Singaporean Nyonya trapped in her gilded cage. The one-woman monologue written by Stella Kon has been so regularly performed in Penang that it is practically a rite of passage. Show us a Penangite who has not caught a glimpse of Emily and her beaded slippers and we’ll show you an honest politician.
The latest installation of Emily was staged in conjunction with the month-long George Town Festival in July this year and was directed by award-winning film director Saw Teong Hin with not one but three leading ladies – Pearlly Chua, Leow Puay Tin and Neo Swee Lin, playing different stages of Emily’s life.
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