Nyonya Memoirs

Nyonya Memoirs, Baba Nyonya, Live Environment Theatre, Live Theatre, Melaka, Peranakan Heritage, Peranakan

This is my first time experiencing Nyonya Memoirs on a Live Environmental Theatre by Hatten Group featuring the revolutionary new concept of Melaka’s iconic Peranakan heritage. It’s unlike the normal theatre show where we just sit and watch, it’s a 360 degrees cultural experience where we followed the cast as they moved a sort of interactive theatre.

Nyonya Memoirs, Baba Nyonya, Live Environment Theatre, Live Theatre, Melaka, Peranakan Heritage, Peranakan

The Nyonya Memoirs set stretches across 600 meters on Level 3 from Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall to Terminal Pahlawan and is designed in life-sized architectural style of old town Melaka. 

Nyonya Memoirs, Baba Nyonya, Live Environment Theatre, Live Theatre, Melaka, Peranakan Heritage, Peranakan

The setup, concept and marketing of Nyonya Memoirs cost about RM8million by Hatten Group to highlight the local culture to promote Peranakan heritage and also boost Melaka’s State Tourism in 2015.

Nyonya Memoirs, Baba Nyonya, Live Environment Theatre, Live Theatre, Melaka, Peranakan Heritage, Peranakan

Nyonya Memoirs

Date: 15th May to 19th July, 2015

Showtime: 4pm and 8pm every Friday to Sunday

Venue: Level 3, Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, Melaka Malaysia

Ticket Price: Adults RM52 (MyKad holder) RM66 (non MyKad holder) and Children (7 – 15 years old) and Senior Citizen (60 years and above) RM26 (MyKad holder) RM33 (non MyKad holder)

Ticketing: TicketCharge is the official ticketing agent and you can also purchase Hatten Hotel or Estadia by Hatten Hotel Concierge.

Nyonya Memoirs, Baba Nyonya, Live Environment Theatre, Live Theatre, Melaka, Peranakan Heritage, Peranakan

Well, I followed through the whole theatre show and certain parts were so touching and I shed some tears. The cast were able brought us back to their era. The Nyonya Memoirs is a fateful tale of a young couple unfolds as a wealthy Nyonya, Bao Zhu, accepts the proposal from the love of her life, Zhang Min a poor, common Baba.

Nyonya Memoirs, Baba Nyonya, Live Environment Theatre, Live Theatre, Melaka, Peranakan Heritage, Peranakan

Their engagement soon turns bitter when Bao Zhu’s powerful and prominent family forbids the union. Divided by their social differences and driven to the deepest depths of heartache, can the true love between Bao Zhu and Zhang Min rise above to conquer all? It have tragic moments and sweet ending.

Nyonya Memoirs, Baba Nyonya, Live Environment Theatre, Live Theatre, Melaka, Peranakan Heritage, Peranakan

Overall, for this live environmental theatre we are able to get closer to the cast and followed them from scene to scene. Throughout the whole story we had to stand and walk well we can also choose to sit there are stools provided. 

This is a fresh and new concept that creates an emotional connection the cast and audiences, generating excitement and I am amaze by the huge setup. The show was performed in mandarin with Peranakan dialect and with English subtitles on the screen nearby each scene.

Nyonya Memoirs, Baba Nyonya, Live Environment Theatre, Live Theatre, Melaka, Peranakan Heritage, Peranakan

For more information about Nyonya Memoirs, please visit http://www.nyonyamemoirs.com

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