Arts House presents

Are You Ready To Take The Law Into Your Own Hands


Sipat Lawin and Friends
Australian Premiere
The Philippines / Australia

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

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.


  • Wheelchair access
  • Audio description
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.
Supported By
  • Arts House
  • City of Melbourne Logo
  • Playking Foundation

Cast & Credits

Creative Team

JK Anicoche
Jared Luna
Lights and Tech direction
Roman Cruz Jr
Video Artist
Joyce Garcia
J Laspuńa
David Finnigan
Stage Manager
Sigmund Pecho
Adrienne Vergara, Brandon Relucio, Bunny Cadag, Ji-ann Lachica, Claudia Enriquez and Blanche Buhia
Local dance collaborators
Efren Pamilacan and KIKI House of Dévine
Mother Kiki Dévine with daughters; Nicole Dévine, Jada Dévine, Sheena Dévine, Pepito Dévine, Crystal Dévine, July Dévine, Sharnelle Dévine