Sipat Lawin's Battalia Royale


I was able to watch Battalia Royale at CCP and boy was it an experience. Battalia Royale is an adaptation of the movie Battle Royale. It is dark, disturbing, brilliant, and a play at society's norms. It will make you question yourself and reveal what you really are as a person.

I honestly didn't know what to expect but I was definitely blown away. It was an EXPERIENCE. Running around the promenade area and getting to watch 3 simultaneous scenes play out is not something you normally encounter when watching plays.


He is the main reason why I watched. I have always been in awe of how he acts and I wanted to see it firsthand. I'm glad he was also very nice and allowed for this photo to be taken at the start of the show.

The stage is set at the promenade area so it was a good thing that it didn't rain last night. As mentioned, it is a stage like no other.


the board showing the death toll
I liked how the scene opened with scattered bodies all over the place. It set the mood and it set the tone. I won't go much into it because you need to watch it to truly understand. Here are some of the most powerful scenes that you need to watch out for.


the scene between Victor and Cacai

the nights winner ... every night, its a different one
The show lasts for 2.5 hours so please, for the love of your feet and if you have any affection for it whatsoever, wear COMFORTABLE SHOES. Seriously. I wore heels but finally gave up after the show and bought slippers and also got kisses from the cast hotties.


Overall, I don't regret watching this show. I wish that people would watch it since this is a new experience and a different attack on how stage plays should be staged.

If you have time, please catch them tonight and tomorrow at CCP, 730pm. Best part? It's pay what you can and open to the public.

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31 comments:

  1. So, this play tackled all about our society's multi-faceted cancer. Does it exposes more of the dark side than the light? I'm intrigued and would be willing to watch. But what can I do? I'm miles distant away. huhuhu! And parang sa labas ang play. Galing ng concept ah!

    Sino yong lead actor? does he only do plays or he appears din sa TV? :)))

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    1. I have copies of battle royale films but I never get to watch it full. Creepy eh. :(

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  2. We are so glad you enjoyed the show. It was a delight reading your post. Hihi. We hope our kisses weren't detrimental to your health. Haha. See you at the next gig. ☺

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    1. Next time more kisses okie? Haha ...

      Definitely watching the next gig.

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  3. i am fond of watching plays, hmmm, i think i better catch the next one

    :))

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  4. Ohh plays! looks you had a great one! Enjoy your weekend! :)

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  5. Lucky that there were only a few of you there. You got to take nice pictures! That picture above the winner's pic looks disturbing.

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  6. I actually love the first Battle Royale movie! :D It's violent, but it's quite entertaining and witty. The 2nd movie though was bad.. >.< Anyway, it's nice there's a play version. And I love the fact that it's not set on just a mere stage.. :) Experience nga talaga ;)

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  7. oh that Japanese Film. awesome.
    interesting that they had an adaptation (perhaps with a Filipino touch / setting)

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  8. Good evening Ms. I am Jerold Valle, the usher of the Cantata: A fire in the Soul. I would like to ask po pala regarding this one (batallia royale). I am really interested in this play. Where and when po pala yung next showing? Sorry i forgot po and i hope you enjoyed the play in DLSU.

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    1. It's March 9, 10, and 11. You can look them up on Facebook. Name is Sipat Lawin or Battalia Royale.

      Unfortunately, as of 1030PM tonight, they just sold out all tickets. If I get an extra, I'll let you know. Leave your email, twitter, or PM me on FB via Life is Kulayful (my page.)

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog. And yes, I had fun and I think the ushers DID A GREAT JOB. :)

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  9. The school uniform of Cacai is very familiar. I want to witness a play like that! Never tried it before and it looks fun! Tnx for sharing. :)

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  10. You did enjoy watching this stage play. It's very obvious, wasn't it? More power to those behind this stage play, Battalia Royale!

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  11. Waahh! This is full of action! I like watching live plays kasi nakikita mo talaga kung paano mag-act ang mga tao.

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  12. this is the first time i heard about this play..mmmm..but looks interesting to watch..

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  13. I'm not a fan of reenactments but it really does look interesting

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  14. for some reason, I'm somewhat familiar with the film... I guess I've seen it before and had forgotten about it... the play is kinda interesting though... it's different...

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  15. I would love to see this! and I like the best part of it.. pay what you can.. ahaha I'll be going to Pasay later and hopefully be able to watch them tonight.. :D Thanks Ms Kay for sharing!

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  16. I am not realy into plays. But since you mentioned it is an adaptation of the movie Battle Royale, you made me curios about the movie. I may not see this play pero I enjoyed reading your post.

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  17. Sa pictures palang Kita na that it's so worthy to watch :)

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  18. So interesting ung play!! nice..!!
    -Shiela

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  19. ooh. I love watching plays.. sana umabot ako mmya! thanks for sharing this. :)

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  20. Kathy it seems to me that you enjoyed the kiss more than the actual play ha ha ha! Joke! Anyway, I love watching plays. Maybe next time we could watch a play together.

    I hope to see you soon dear Kathy!

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  21. is that kuya bogie from batibot? nice and unique play... along with the audience. Yahweh bless.

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  22. I noticed the title is from Bisayan dialect. The costumes of the actors and actress is very familiar to me. Those uniforms are from Stella Maris Academny in Davao. Just a thought are they from Davao City? BTW looks like a brilliant play.

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  23. wow Kathy! it is an experience indeed!! haven't seen that kind of play before. must be worth to try.

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  24. I always learn something new in your blog. Haven't heard of this show at all. It seems very avant-garde. I hope there'd still be more dates in its run. Oh, and you have fun pix! :)

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  25. I missed watching these kind of plays. Even more being a part of it. ^_^

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  26. When I was still in college, I love it when our professors will have us watch plays. Now, I cant seem to find time for this :(

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  27. haven't watched plays in a while

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  28. wow. i didn't know there's a battle royale adaptation. sayang naman to.

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