Preview: SRT’s 2017 Season

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Gear up for another year of quality theatre from SRT. Although we mourn the lack of their annual Shakespeare in the Park, we’re more than delighted at their lineup this year, featuring some of the most exciting new plays off Broadway, along with an older local favourite from a few years back…

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SRT starts off 2017 with English writer Nick Payne’s Constellations, which had fangirls in a tizzy when it had its Broadway premiere starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Unfortunately, no Jake Gyllenhaal for us in Singapore, but the two-character award-winning play about the timeless tale of boy meets girl promises to move audiences with its humanity and sincerity. Definitely a good idea for date night.

Constellations plays at the KC Arts Centre from 8 March 2017, ticket details to be released soon.

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If you loved the rude puppets of Avenue Q and the spine-tingling horror of exorcism films, then Robert Askins’ Hand to God is for you. Following the story of a young man who encounters the devil himself in a homemade sock puppet, Hand to God is an acid, but also very funny take on religion and family. Be warned that despite the innocuous looking puppet on the poster, this is not for kids or the faint of heartwith plenty of swearing and naughty puppet intercourse happening onstage.

Hand to God plays at the KC Arts Centre from 19 April 2017. Ticket details to be revealed soon.

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Ending off their 2017 mainstage season, SRT is bringing back their hit musical Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress to the Esplanade! Having received a total of three sold out runs, there is no doubt that this year’s sales will be just as hot. Forbidden City will once again feature Kit Chan in the lead role as the Empress Dowager, featuring music by Dick Lee. With an unforgettable soundtrack and gripping storyline, this is one show to mark down in your calendars.

Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress plays at the Esplanade from August 2017. Ticket details to be revealed soon.

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We’ll be bringing you a more indepth preview and review of the shows when they premiere in Singapore, so stay tuned and keep your excitement bubbling!

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