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Because everybody’s a critic…

Critics Republic is a website of reviews and criticism about performing arts productions in Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley, and elsewhere in Malaysia.

It was started by dance producer and critic Bilqis Hijjas. Only some of the views expressed on this website are hers!

The aims of Critics Republic are fourfold:

  1. To commission original reviews by established arts writers and practitioners. [See all of Our Reviews.]
  2. To mentor emerging writers in engaging with performing arts criticism. [Check out the writings of The 2020s.]
  3. To encourage the general public to express their own opinions about shows. [Here you can Have Your Say!]
  4. To aggregate and collect reviews from other sources in one place, for easy searching. [Check out all the Other Reviews!]



To contact the administrators, please fill out the form below. To tell us what you thought about a show, go to Have Your Say. To share a link to another review, go to Suggest a Review.