Preview: Chicken Little by SRT’s The Young Company

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Ever had anxiety over the strangest of things, whether it’s wondering if you left the door locked when you leave the house or if you’d just washed your hands? Well, perhaps you might find a kindred spirit in one fine feathered friend, coming your way this October.

The Singapore Repertory Theatre wraps up their 2017 season with an all new musical adaptation of Chicken Little, the folk tale about a little bird with an apocalyptic vision of the end of the world when she thinks the sky is falling.

But of course, to any layperson (or lay-chicken), this sounds like a ludicrous claim, especially from a paranoid birdbrain like Chicken Little who fears even the drop of rain. As her desperate attempts to warn her friends and family about impending disaster fall on deaf ears, our little heroine has no choice but to go on an epic journey to find the one man who’ll listen to her tale – The King.

Join Chicken Little as she plucks up her courage and goes on a quest to save the world, one animal at a time, as she journeys forth and meets a whole cast of quirky, colourful characters, such as Cocky Locky, Ducky Daddles, Turkey Lurkey, and even the dastardly Foxy Loxy.

Directed by Kate Golledge and starring Ann Lek and Andrew Lau with Allysa Lie, Chrenshaw Yeo and Natalie Yeap, Chicken Little was created in collaboration with one of London’s hottest new musical theatre teams – Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, and was even selected to be presented in a showcase for new musicals in the making at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Other Palace this year. With Chicken Little, SRT’s The Young Company promises an exhilarating new musical adventure with toe-tapping songs from the writers of SRT’s Red Riding Hood and Treasure Island, perfect for kids aged 3 and up, and the young at heart.

Chicken Little plays at the KC Arts Centre from 25th October to 8th December. Tickets available from SISTIC

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