Hujan emas di negeri orang,
lebih baik hujan batu di negeri sendiri.

Gold rain in another country. Hailstones in your country.
Better hailstones at home.

Outspoken and liberal Amy had always felt like a mutant back in Malaysia. So when her best friends Nina, Jay and Man returned home after studying abroad Amy stayed on. But now Amy’s beloved Bapak is dying and she hurries home. Amy’s homecoming causes chaos as she annoys, infuriates and exasperates her old friends. As she reconnects with them, Amy soon discovers she is not the only one struggling to belong. Successful ‘Melayu Baru’ Man, feisty upper-class wife and mother Nina and fabulous celebrity make-up and beauty guru Jay have all made difficult choices and compromises to belong in their own country. But can they accept each other’s Malaysia? And can they learn to love the hailstones?

Gold Rain and Hailstones by Jit Murad is a hilarious and often poignant tale of home, identity, friendship and family.

Directed by Gavin Yap
Featuring Ghafir Akbar, Sharifah Amani, Redza Minhat, Farah Rani

Gold Rain and Hailstones is a Malaysian classic by acclaimed playwright Jit Murad. It was first staged to critical acclaim in 1993, hailed as the best play of the year, moving audiences to laughter and tears. This is the opening production to mark Instant Café’s 30th Anniversary. We are still in need of funding. If you would like to support this play and our work please contact us at