The Secret Life of Nora
|The Secret Life of Nora|
|Music||Weng Onn San|
|Lyrics||Jerome Kugan with Alfian Sa’at (Bahasa Malaysia lyrics)|
|Basis||1965 film by Low Wai Nora Zain - Agen Wanita 001|
|Productions||2011 Kuala Lumpur|
The Secret Life of Nora is a Malaysian musical. The booklet was written by Raymond Miranda, the music was composed by Weng Onn San and the lyrics were written by Jerome Kugan with Alfian Sa’at (for the Bahasa Malaysia text). The first stage performance was directed by Steven Dexter and premiered at the Istana Budaya on September, 29th 2011.
Set in a whimsical version of Penang, The Secret Life of Nora stars Tiara Jacquelina in the titular role as a beautiful, rich, spoiled cabaret owner and singer. Nora has a brush of trouble with Interpol after the death of her father reveals the cabaret to be a front for his illegal international business activities. Stuck in a tight spot, Nora accepts a proposition from Interpol to masquerade as a spy and infiltrate one of the biggest human trafficking rings in the world in exchange for her freedom and to save her beloved cabaret.
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