The Singapore Repertory has two new shows lined up for the 2016 season! Here’s a quick preview of each.
For their 9th edition of Shakespeare in the Park, SRT will be bringing the magic of Romeo and Juliet to Fort Canning Park. Yup, surprisingly, they’ve yet to do Shakespeare’s most well known tragedy of star-crossed lovers. And there’s never been quite so appropriate a time as the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, at the biggest production this side of Southeast Asia. As always, Shakespeare in the Park is set to stun with a magnificent contemporary take on the classic tale, set in a dystopian future with a monumental set, truly a feast for the eyes. Romeo and Juliet will be directed by internationally renowned British director Daniel Slater, and will star Thomas Pang (Tribes) as Romeo and Cheryl Tan (Beauty World) as Juliet. Other cast members include Remesh Panicker, Shane Mardjuki and Daniel Jenkins in supporting roles. Get ready for a romantic evening of theatre under the stars and recapture the feelings of first love with SRT.
Romeo and Juliet
Previews: from 27th April 2016, Performances: 30th April to 22nd May 2016
Prices: From $40 (student and group concessions available)
Venue: Fort Canning Park
Contact SISTIC at 6348 5555 or http://www.sistic.com.sg
Meanwhile, usher in the Year of the Monkey with the Little Company with an all new, original production! Hanuman – The Superhero Monkey is one for the kids, but even if you’re an exasperated adult, don’t worry – SRT has teamed up with renowned UK company Imitating the Dog to create a multimedia, sensory experience for all ages, with cartoon, film and even physical theatre to showcase the legend of the mythical monkey Hanuman, saving the world and vanquishing the forces of evil, based off tales from the Ramayana. There will also be an original and unique soundtrack from British music producer Soumik Datta, and SRT promises that it will be an experience unlike any other.
Check our Instagram “Bakchormeeboy”. We have a pair of tickets to give out to their show on the 10th of April 2016, at 11am.
Hanuman – The Superhero Monkey
DATES: From 1 to 30 April 2016, Tuesday to Friday 10am; Saturday and Sunday 11am and 2pm PRICES: From $25 – excluding SISTIC fee
VENUE: Home of Singapore Repertory Theatre, 20 Merbau Road
Contact SISTIC at 6348 5555 or www.sistic.com.sg