6 - 19 May 2019


by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort.  Adapted for the stage by Adam Bampton-Smith and performed by Big Wooden Horse UK

One day Monty found a book
‘Inventions Very Rare’
Create yourself a monster friend

From the creators of Aliens Love Underpants is  monster-ously good! Follow the young inventor Monty as he creates a  whole world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters, but he has a  problem – now he has made them all, what is he going to do with them?!


 The Information Counter at The School is temporiarily closed for a revamp. 

Box Office 
Currently, tickets are only available online at www.tix.MY
In person, at the theatre from about an hour before shows.

Problems? Questions? +6012-322 5069

Online Box Office 
+6017 228 9849


The  weekday morning shows are intended for school groups. Any available tickets are released for public sale a few days before each performance.  


  • 6th Mon 10am & 12.30pm
  • 7th Tues 10am & 12 .30pm
  • 8th Weds 10am & 12.30pm
  • 9th Thurs 10am & 12:30pm
  • 10th Fri 10:30am
  • 12th Sun 2pm (***Relaxed) & 5:30pm


  • 13th Mon 10am & 12.30pm
  • 14th Tues 10am & 12.30pm
  • 15th Weds 10am & 12.30pm
  • 16th Thurs 10am & 12.30pm
  • 17th Fri 10:30am
  • 19th Sun 2pm & 5:30pm

Open to everyone, but specifically adapted for children on the autism spectrum or with other sensory/communications disorders. It is also ideal for very young children experiencing their first theatre show. This type of performance - although with exactly the same content and length as a regular performance - aims to provide a more relaxed and supportive atmosphere in order to reduce anxiety.




Harrison  trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London. Theatre credits  include; Get On With It (Pleasance Theatre, London); 'Monty' in  Monstersaurus (Lyric Hammersmith/UK Tour); 'Genie' in Aladdin  (Leicester); 'Boy' in The Cat In The Hat (UK Tour); Richie Cunningham in  Happy Days: A New Musical (Italian Tour); Timmy in Aliens Love  Underpants (West End/UK Tour) and Avenue Q (Upstairs at The Gatehouse).  Harrison is a frequent performer in pantos at Christmas!


Mom, and others!

Natalie trained at Birmingham School of Acting and East 15 Acting School. Theatre Credits Include: The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus; Charles Dickens' Barnaby RudgePerson Birds & Tea; MonstersaurusCinderella; Aliens Love Underpants; Bex & Rex in the Beastly BrecksThe Ugly Duckling (Northumberland Theatre Company UK tour), The Little Prince and Just So Stories
FilmsFlower island Rosamunde Pilcher


Monstersaurus; and others!

These are directions for the General Public. 
(Information for school buses is HERE)

PJLA is located on Floor 1 of Jaya One, but is best accessed via The School Enrichment Mall.  

The School Enrichment Mall is on Jalan Universiti, next to Jaya One. 
- At one end of Jaya One you will see CIMB Bank. Enter there. 
 - Immediately bear RIGHT, and then turn left into the first parking entrance (P1), and park. You're now underneath The School Enrichment Mall.  
 - Find Lift Lobby A. Take that to Level 1. You'll be outside Chimi Churri restaurant. 
 - Turn right, and right again, and cross the bridge between The School and Jaya One. PJ Live Arts is at the end of the bridge, on your right. See you there! (Call if you get lost!)

Coming Soon...

The Bear

30 September - 20 October 2019

by Raymond Briggs
Adapted for the stage by Pins and Needles Productions UK

The Way Back Home

11 to 24 November, 2019

by Oliver Jeffers
Adapted for the stage by Big Wooden Horse UK

Gardner & Wife Theatre

Malaysia's busiest presenter for family-friendly theatre!

Founded in 2000 by Chae Lian & Richard Gardner, Gardner & Wife Theatre is Malaysia's busiest arts presenter for international theatre and family-friendly performances. The company is committed to developing Malaysian audiences for the performing arts, and has presented over 50 productions from all over the world including Australia, England, Ireland, Finland, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore and USA.
For our past shows:

Richard Harding Gardner

Artistic Director

Richard started his working life in theatre in London, Madrid, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Houston and Los Angeles. Here in Malaysia, he has directed the stage productions of the Alan Ayckbourn's RELATIVELY SPEAKING, the comedy-with-music SOUVENIR, the interactive comedy whodunit SHEAR MADNESS, the musical comedies NUNSENSE and A  FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, as well as adapting and directing CHARLEY'S AUNTIE! Richard trained as an actor at Webber Douglas, London, and was educated in the U.S. with a degree in Philosophy from UCLA, Los Angeles.

Chae Lian


Chae Lian initially trained as a performer, receiving her Honours degree in Drama (Acting) from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. Returning to Malaysia, she co-founded Gardner & Wife Theatre with Richard in 2001 and the company is now Malaysia's leading presenter for family theatre. In 2006, Chae Lian became the first South-East Asian Fellow in Arts Management at the John F Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts in Washington DC, the national cultural institution of the United States of America. Since 2013, she has also managed PJ Live Arts, Selangor's first independent theatre facility. 

Natalie Chong

Producer & General Manager

Natalie Chong joined Gardner & Wife Theatre in 2006 as Media Manager. As the role of traditional media in theatre marketing evolved, Natalie broadened her scope of work until she became General Manager, which, in arts-speak, means that she has also taken on the responsibility of the accounts, office administration, marketing and production coordination! Every August she travels to see even more children's theatre – so far visiting London, Edinburgh, Wales, Belfast, Amsterdam, New York, Washington DC, Florida and Paris!

Gardner & Wife Theatre

30-G Jalan 25/70A #308
50480 Kuala Lumpur