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Koh Chieng Mun back on stage

Published on May 27, 2014 10:22 PM
Veteran actress Koh Chieng Mun, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2005, is back after a nine-year hiatus from the stage. -- PHOTO: GENERASIA

Veteran actress Koh Chieng Mun will return to the stage for the first time in nine years next month, in theatre company Generasia's Women Of Asia.

The 54-year-old, who is best known for playing housewife Dolly in the sitcom Under One Roof, was diagnosed with breast and kidney cancer in 2005. Her last theatre show was Toy Factory's 10 Brothers that year.

She says of her return to the stage: "I've been asked time and time again, but this time, I agreed because I feel confident enough about my health. I've been tracking my health for three years to see if I'm completely well and I feel great."

Koh will be starring alongside Nora Samosir in Women Of Asia, a collection of eight monologues written and directed by Asa Gim Palomera.

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Where: Flexible Space, Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street

When: June 18 to 21, and 26 to 28; Thursday and Friday, 8pm; Saturday, 3 and 8pm

Admission: $35 from Ticketmash (go to and Generasia (go to or call 9636-8968)