The Tempest

by The Handlebards

A shipwreck washes the court of Milan up onto a mysterious desert  island, inhabited by magicians, sprites and monsters, where nothing is  as it seems…

Join the all-female troupe for a riotous bicycle powered production, filled with  magic, musicality and Shakespearean mayhem.

The Tempest

Stephano & Trinculo

Caliban looks on...

Prospero & Ariel

Shakespeare's The Tempest 

adapted for the stage and performed by The Handlebards

The Handlebards

The HandleBards began with a  sense of adventure, a love of Shakespeare and a nifty little pun.. Since  four fearless friends (Paul Moss, Callum Cheatle, Tom Dixon and Callum  Brodie) pedalled Twelfth Night to twenty UK venues in 2013, we have  grown to become an internationally renowned theatre company, bringing  our uniquely irreverent brand of Shakespeare to audiences all over the  globe.

Our shows have received critical acclaim from national press,  regional press and audience members alike. The Stage called us  “gloriously eccentric and very, very funny”. The Shields Gazette found  us “chaotic, clever and charming”. And one young audience member  confessed that we had “converted an 11 year old boy into a Shakespeare  fan”.

We travel by bike because we care about the planet and we want to  promote sustainability healthy living. In 2014, we won the Edinburgh  Fringe Sustainable Practice Award. We were nominated again in 2015, and  in 2016 we were nominated for the Stage’s inaugural Sustainability  Award. Our take on Shakespeare is fast, funny and fearless. If you’ve  never seen Shakespeare before, there’s no better introduction. If you’re  a Bard buff, you’ve never seen it done like this…


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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? +6017 228 9849 

Online Box Office 


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

Week 1

  • Weds 25th March - 10am
  • Thurs 26th March - 10am
  • Fri 27th March - 10:30am
  • Sat 28th March - 3:00pm & 8:00pm

Week 2

  • Mon 30h March - 10am
  • Tues 31st March - 10am

PJ Live Arts by Jaya One

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!)


by Oliver Jeffers

We're getting STUCK again!
STUCK's creator and director Adam  Bampton-Smith (UK's Big Wooden Horse) came out to audition and rehearse  the cast with choregraphy by Farah Sulaiman. We'll look forward to  getting STUCK again from April 21 to May 18, 2020! 

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 Oliver Jeffers WAY BACK HOME from the original production and adaptation by UK's Big Wooden Horse, 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! for the original Actor's Studio under Dataran Merdeka. Richard trained as an actor at Webber Douglas, London, and has 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. In 2013, she joined PJ Live Arts, Selangor's first independent theatre facility, and is currently its Community & Arts Manager.

Natalie Chong


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 Administrator, with the responsibility of the accounts, office administration,  and production coordination! 

Gardner & Wife Theatre

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