Preview: Pangdemonium’s 2018 Season
How time flies! In the flash of an eye, it’s already November, and as we’re fast approaching the end of the year, we’ve started thinking about what’s in store for us on the theatre calendar in 2018. As always, Pangdemonium has already made their announcement ahead of time, and will be presenting three carefully curated set of plays surrounding the theme of HOPE & HOME in 2018.
Pangdemonium starts off their 2018 season with the haunting and disturbing play about dementia The Father in March, after which they’ll be following up with the return of original climate change drama for SIFA 2017 Dragonflies in May. And to end it all off, the multi-Tony Award winning, family friendly Peter Pan origin story in musical form – Peter and the Starcatcher in September. Here’s an in-depth look at the plays they’ll be doing next year:
The Father, 2-18 March 2018 (Victoria Theatre)
Written by Florian Zeller, The Father takes place in the home of a 70-year old man as he rapidly begins to lose sight of the boundary between reality and the tricks his fast fading mind are playing on him, as his daughter and her husband come in and out of his room to reassure him that everything is alright. Yet, why do they look so different each time, and how can he continue to hold on to his own identity, as even his own bedroom becomes strange and sinister in his mind’s eye?
The Father will star veteran actor Lim Kay Siu as the eponymous father, who will be supported by a stellar cast including Tan Kheng Hua, Janice Koh, Adrian Pang, Frances Lee and Keagan Kang. Through this gripping Oliver and Tony Award nominated family drama, Pangdemonium aims to shed light on the epidemic of dementia in our community, and to help reach out to both those suffering from it and their caregivers. After all, when you’re losing everything you know and love, who will be left for you to hold on to?
Dragonflies, 18 May – 3 June 2018 (Victoria Theatre)
Dragonflies first premiered at the 2017 Singapore International Festival of the Arts as a festival commissioned piece. Written by Pangdemonium Resident Playwright Stephanie Street, Dragonflies is an ambitious, ’20 minutes into the future’ prescient apocalypse play, where climate change has wreaked havoc across countries all over the world. At the same time, the political climate is just as awry, with Trump taking on a second term while Brexit is in full effect. Meanwhile, one man is facing his own crisis as his own world crumbles around him as he returns home to Singapore.
Pangdemonum’s 2017 staging of Dragonflies was met with critical acclaim (including from us), and in 2018, will return with a powerful cast including Adrian Pang, Tan Kheng Hua, Frances Lee, Fanny Kee and Victoria Mintey, alongside new cast members Benjamin Chow and Jamil Schulze. Dragonflies is a fervent, urgent play that acts as a light in the dark of our increasingly tumultuous world, and a beacon of hope for anyone who feels the crushing weight of the world upon them.
Peter and the Starcatcher, 28 September – 20 October 2018 (Drama Centre Theatre)
Winning five Tony Awards after it premiered on Broadway in 2012, Peter and the Starcatcher tells the origin story of J.M. Barrie’s beloved childhood hero who never grows up. Hilarious and filled with hair-raising fun, Pangdemonium’s production localizes the musical, and sets it in 1885 Singapore, where a young Starcatcher joins three orphans on a secret mission as they set sail on a dangerous journey across the sea.
Along the way, they will meet over a hundred unforgettable characters, from swashbuckling pirates, wild savages and the ugliest mermaids this side of the planet as they head to a faraway island with an evil king ruling over it; all for the sake of the mystical ‘starstuff’, a substance of limitless power. Peter and the Starcatcher promises to be a perfect year end musical to take the whole family to, and imbuing both the young and young at heart with a celebration of the joys, innocence and pure imagination of the child.
Pangdemonium’s 2018 Season Ticket is available from SISTIC till 3rd January 2018 and comes in three categories:
CAT 1 – $175
Get the best seats in the house for the full season.
CAT 2 – $145
You don’t need to be up close and personal. Save some bucks, sit back and enjoy the shows!
GALA NIGHT – $250
Get a Cat 1 ticket to exclusive Gala Night performances and mingle with the cast and creatives during the post-show festivities.
In addition to that, the 2018 Season Ticket allows you to have the following benefits:
- You save up to 25% off standard ticket prices
- Priority booking – get access to book your seats ahead of public sales for each show
- Free exchanges – Flexibility to change your booking, up to 72 hours before your scheduled performance
- Hassle-free ticketing – Simply flash your e-ticket to enter the theatre
- VIP Party Night – Party with the cast and creatives from our Season at our annual Pow Wow
- Personalised service – Pangdemonium’s ticketing team will be available to assist you, no automated chatbots to ruin your day.