BFM 89.9

Podcast  >  Bigger Picture  >  Front Row  >  Material Woman in the Beauty World

Material Woman in the Beauty World

Leow Puay Tin, Playwright

28-Apr-23 14:00

Material Woman in the Beauty World

Material Woman in the Beauty World is a new one-actor play written by Leow Puay Tin, which presents a fascinating sociological portrait of an ‘ordinary’ woman in her 50s. In the staged reading, we encounter a woman who shares with us episodes, experiences, and stories from her work as a beautician. She takes us for a peek behind the scenes of the beauty world and along the way, she also reveals other aspects of her life – her interest in feng shui and fortune-telling; her attitudes toward money; her complicated relationships with her mother, her sons, women friends, and husband; and her attempts to get a divorce during the Covid-19 pandemic. There will be three different productions of this one-actor play: an English-language version, a Cantonese version, and a Mandarin version – all to be performed by the same actor, Ling Tang. We speak to Puay Tin to find out more.

Image Credit:

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs

This and more than 60,000 other podcasts in your hand. Download the all new BFM mobile app.

Categories:  performing artspersonal development

Tags:  leow puay tinmonologue

Play / Pause

Listen now : The Selector

Today’s Shows

10:00 AM

Pick of the Pops (REPEAT) EP512

12:00 PM

Bar None (REPEAT)

1:00 PM

Ringgit & Sense (REPEAT)

1:30 PM

The Property Show (REPEAT)

Consumer Preference Changes Demand Dynamics For Property ; Sheldon Fernandez, Malaysia Country Manager, Property Guru and iProperty

2:00 PM

Cruise Control (REPEAT)

The Curious Case of Cloned Cars ; Daniel Fernandez, Managing Editor,

3:00 PM

By the Book (REPEAT)

Rachel Heng's The Great Reclamation

4:00 PM

The Bigger Picture (REPEAT)

How Language Shapes Identity ; Associate Professor Dr Surinderpal Kaur, Dean of Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University Malaya

5:00 PM

TED Radio Hour

6:00 PM

Earth Matters (REPEAT)

Wildlife Photography - "Click"bait for Conservation ; Anuar McAfee, Wildlife Photographer

7:00 PM

Back To Back (REPEAT)

8:00 PM

Track By Track (REPEAT)

9:00 PM

The Selector