The Great Wall: An Interview with Stars Jeon Na-Young and Nathan Hartono

The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey marks new company Glowtape Productions’ very first production in the local theatre scene, but its members are certainly no amateurs. Written by Life! Theatre Award winning playwright Jean Tay (Everything But The Brain, Boom), The Great Wall is a new musical inspired by the Chinese legend of Meng Jiang Nu, whose

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Review: Boeing Boeing by W!ld Rice

Mile-high mayhem may be looming on the horizon, but whichever Star Alliance member you end up flying with, be it Singapore Airlines, Air China or Air India, your ‘in-flight’ entertainment is guaranteed as W!ld Rice returns with a riotous fourth staging of a comedy classic. Boeing Boeing has always been one of W!ld Rice’s classic bestsellers.

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The O.P.E.N. 2017: Spectres and Spectres LIVE by Zai Tang

Sound artist Zai Tang created the exhibition Spectres as an artistic audiovisual response to the Anthropocene epoch, a geological time when human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. Using an archive of field recordings in local natural habitats, Spectres revives the dead through the power of sound and digital imaging and sound visualisation techniques that

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Preview: The Car by Our Company

What would you leave behind in your will to your children? If it’s your favourite car, then you’re all set for when Our Company Limited stages local playwright Verena Tay’s play The Car at the Esplanade Theatre Studio this July, commissioned by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay for its Feed Your Imagination (F.Y.I) 2017 series

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Review: Hansel and Gretel by The Orchestra of Music Makers

Local symphony orchestra The Orchestra of Music Makers brought the classic Grimm fairytale Hansel and Gretel to life in their performance of Engelbert Humperdinck’s operatic adaptation of the story. Directed by Life! Theatre Award winning thespian Edith Podesta and conducted by Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Vice-Dean Chan Tze Law, Hansel and Gretel was an absolute delight

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Forbidden City 2017: An Interview with Sebastian Tan and Benjamin Chow

As we gear up for National Day coming in a few months, here’s a reminder that it’s not the only thing to be celebrating this August, as yet another national treasure will be making its way back to the stage – Presented by the Singapore Repertory Theatre, Forbidden City the Musical will be making a triumphant return

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An Exclusive Interview With FRAGO’s Jo Tan and Adib Kosnan

Checkpoint Theatre will be premiering Lucas Ho’s new play FRAGO this July! FRAGO follows the lives of a group of NSmen as they return to camp for a war game exercise during reservist. In the long waiting periods in between, these NSmen will explore what it means to grow up, as they think about their relationships, jobs, babies and

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The O.P.E.N. 2017: Lizard on the Wall by K. Rajagopal

Director K. Rajagopal has a strangely magnetic presence, and from the moment he opens his mouth, it’s almost impossible not to get drawn in by the sheer passion with which he speaks about his ideas and process. And his latest film sounds absolutely breathtaking. Titled Lizard On The Wall, Rajagopal will not only be premiering the short

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The O.P.E.N. 2017: On The Threshold of Listening by Zou Zhao

Zou Zhao is an artist working between New York and Singapore, specializing in performance and video art. Her works explore issues of language, ideology, subjectivity and translation through the materiality of voice. In this lecture-performance, Zou will not be focusing on the power of voice and speech. Instead, the Chinese artist will be speaking about

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