Preview: This Chord and Others [The Studios 2017]

Get ready for a blast from the past during the 2017 season of the Esplanade’s The Studios when Haresh Sharma’s 1991 play is given a new breath of life in this restaging headed by Timothy Nga! Last performed in 2000, This Chord and Others is a comedy about friendship and identity through the eyes of three young…

Review: ITSY The Musical by The Finger Players

In a world where childhood fairy tales are constantly being adapted into darker, grittier versions for film, it was inevitable that someone would eventually do the same for nursery rhymes. Enter The Finger Players’ first show of the season: ITSY The Musical, which does just that, taking some of your favourite nursery rhymes you learnt as a kid…

Review: Arts House House Party

The Arts House’s annual celebration of all things artsy returns this weekend for another insane party highlighting literary expression across genres by various local artists. One of today’s highlights had to be Note For Note, a poetry based performance where various local poets performed poems alongside local musicians providing accompanying music. With both local literary…

Review: WOMEN at Troy & Thesmophoria by Intercultural Theatre Institute

Greek theatre isn’t dead! At least, that’s what the Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI)’s 2017 graduating cohort wants you to think, with their double bill of two classic Greek pieces: Euripedes’ Women of Troy and Aristophanes’ Women at the Festival of Thesmophoria (Thesmophoriazusae). As Singapore’s leading multicultural theatre institute, ITI excels at bringing international and intercultural students…

The Studios 2017: With/Out (Review)

How do you remember a life? In 1999, The Necessary Stage presented Completely With/Out Character, where Singapore’s first openly HIV-positive man, Paddy Chew, performed a true, heartfelt monologue about his life, unfortunately passing away a few months after the end of the production. For those who have never heard of Paddy Chew however, his story remains unknown…

WGS 2017: Restaurants To Look Out For

This year’s edition of the World Gourmet Summit will not only feature award winning chefs coming down to Singapore to show off their culinary talents, but also feature an exquisite line up of gourmet affairs, masterclasses, events and exclusive WGS menus at award-winning and much-loved dining establishments here! In line with its theme of United…