Are You Ready to Take the Law Into Your Own Hands

Sipat Lawin and Friends

The Philippines’ biggest popstar has been kidnapped, and it’s up to a ragtag squad of fans to bring her back.

Season 26-29 February 2020
Sessions During APAM Gathering 7:30pm Wed 26 Feb, 7:30pm Thur 27 Feb, 7:30pm Fri 28 Feb
Venue Arts House


They’ll brave rooftop chases, knife fights in the back of speeding jeepneys and underwater shoot-outs to liberate their idol from a conspiracy that threatens to tear their country apart.

And then there’s the music: this blistering action epic is set to 40 years of Filipino pop, vaulting from 1970s peace anthems to contemporary Filipino hip-hop, from viral YouTube techno to iconic Pinoy power ballads.

A neon-drenched action adventure set in a nation on the brink, Are You Ready To Take The Law Into Your Own Hands? has zero political relevance to current events. None. At all.

Dates 26-29 February 2020
Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall
Duration 90 mins, no interval
Warnings Loud music, coarse language, strobe lighting, discharge of firearms, violence.
Accessibility There is an audio described performance at 7:30pm on Friday 28 February 2020.



Director JK Anicoche
Choreographer Jared Luna
Lights and Tech direction Roman Cruz Jr
Video Artist Joyce Garcia
Music J Laspuńa
Writer David Finnigan
Stage Manager Sigmund Pecho

Performers Adrienne Vergara, Brandon Relucio, Bunny Cadag, Tawhirangi Macpherson, Ji-annLachica, Claudia Enriquez

Are You Ready To Take The Law Into Your Own Hands? is commissioned and presented by Arts House through the City of Melbourne, as part of Asia TOPA through Arts Centre Melbourne, with support from the Playking Foundation.